An addition to GWL’s collection of books for younger women, Half LIves is entertaining and exciting, but will also make the reader think about the way we treat our world today.
Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies are the first parts of a trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, who rose from humble beginnings as a blacksmith’s son to the highest offices of the Tudor state. The final part of the trilogy will be published next year and, even although I know how it must end, I can’t wait. I love what Mantel has done with the character of Cromwell.
Be inspired by some challenging books this month as we celebrate Banned Books Week.
Once the first page is opened you can’t put it down. An absolute treasure of a book.
By the end of this book, you’ll be simply dying for your next chance to get on your bike and see where the road will take you! I know I was!
This is not an epic climb to a summit, it is a savouring of sleep on the heather of a sun warmed mountainside, of a gentle communion with foals and plants and rivulets.
This book is like no other that I have ever read. It sucks you in with its intensity and uniqueness. Even the above description feels inadequate but I am sure other readers will enjoy it.
The book is life-affirming rather than depressing, and reminds us to cherish each moment we’re alive.
If you are looking for a guidebook to walking from the Mojave desert to Washington state, you’ve picked up the wrong book. If you want to follow the tale of a young woman’s growth as she sheds layers of hurt along with her toenails (not for the squeamish!) then this could be the book for you.
This is a fascinating read about a time when children had more freedom, the old order was being challenged and Europe was in turmoil.