Tag : Hannah Dawson

Books: The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

5 years ago / 0 comments

1960’s rural England provides the backdrop to the opening of Kate Morton’s novel The Secret Keeper, within which we are introduced to Laurel, a sixteen year-old enjoying the type of idyllic, meltingly hot and peaceful summer’s day that now seems to evade our miserable 21st Century British summertime. Morton’s first … Read More

Global Read: Kenya: In The House Of The Interpreter by Ng˜ug˜ý wa Thiong’o

6 years ago / 0 comments

Against the backdrop of 1950’s Kenya a young boy returns to his village after studying at the prestigious Alliance boarding school to find his family and home has vanished. This young boy, Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o, depicts a Kenya in turmoil under the colonial rule of Britain. The politicised conflicts in … Read More

New Review: Fifty Shades Darker

6 years ago / 0 comments

Hannah Dawson grits her teeth and picks up Fifty Shades Darker, the second novel in E L James’ erotic trilogy that continues to sweep the country in unprecedented hysteria. Can it really be worse than Fifty Shades of Grey? Well, yes, it can.  The follow-up to E L James’ painfully popular debut … Read More