In the Heart of the Sea – By Nathaniel Philbrick

Posted by Andrew:  Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary How small and hopeless one would feel, to be wrecked by an 80 foot whale and cast adrift in the Pacific. Short of looking back at Earth from space, I can’t imagine a more vivid impression of humankind’s insignificance in the face of nature and the universe. Nathaniel Philbrick’s In […]

Whicker’s War – by Alan Whicker

Posted by Andrew:  Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary There is something about war that brings into focus the extremes of the human capacity for experience. Perhaps it’s the immediacy of mortality, the unfamiliarity of foreign things, or the camaraderie. I suspect it’s a little of each and more besides. In Whicker’s War Alan Whicker recounts how he […]

Assassin’s Apprentice – by Robin Hobb

 Posted by Andrew: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Robin Hobb doesn’t attempt to reinvent the fantasy wheel – she simply crafts it beautifully. Assassin’s Apprentice is the story of Fitz, a royal bastard, cast out by his impoverished family and forced into the hands of the unsuspecting royal household. As the illegitimate child of Chivalry Farseer, Fitz […]

The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad

Posted by Robin: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary In 1894, Martial Bourdin, a young French anarchist, attempted to bomb the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. On his way through Greenwich Park, however, he tripped over a tree stump, inadvertently set off the device and blew himself up. 12 years later, Joseph Conrad took inspiration from Bourdin’s goof […]

Q&A with Claire Beeken

My Body My Enemy, now available as an ebook for the first time, is the life story of Claire Beeken who suffered with an eating disorder for 13 years. She recovered and went on to found Caraline, an internationally recognised counselling service which helps eating disorder sufferers. Claire wrote her story with Rosanna Greenstreet, the […]

The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) – Conn Iggulden

Posted by Bartley: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary As the fifth instalment of Conn Iggulden’s EMPEROR series publishes to great success and popular acclaim, this reviewer decided that even though Gates of Rome was published in hardback back in 2003, in true NEL style, it was better late than never to join the series. Two young companions, […]

Purple Hibiscus – By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Read with us! See below for a chance to win a copy of Purple Hibiscus. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of those authors that I’ve always meant to read but never actually gotten round to (my to-read list increases exponentially). With Half of A Yellow Sun hitting the silver […]

So Much For That – By Lionel Shriver

Posted by Abi: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Shep Knacker’s life is the anti American Dream. His handyman business has become so successful he’s sold it for a million dollars, but he has the money earmarked for an escape from his life in the US to an early retirement on a tiny island in Africa – with […]

Author Spotlight: Trisha Ashley

I’ve never been the biggest fan of chick-lit; I guess I’m too much into my cars, gangster films and kung-fu to be able to truly connect to romantic, girly stories.  Don’t get me wrong, I love chic-flicks and am strangely addicted to historical romance, but the modern-day stories have never really caught my eye…. …Until […]

All Cheeses Great and Small – By Alex James

 Posted by Robin: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary ‘All Cheeses Great and Small’ tells the story of how Alex James, the former bassist of Brit pop band Blur, made the transition from rock-star to (self-declared) bad farmer. In this memoir James muses on his love for the Cotswolds and newly discovered passion for making cheese. His previous […]

The Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home – by Tarek Malouf

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary As the self-proclaimed office baker, baking-blogger and general foodie of the Never-Ending Library team – you can imagine my excitement when the Hummingbird Bakery released their newest recipe book. The Hummingbird Bakery books was the first recipe book I ever had (sad – isn’t it?) and is actually the […]

Dracula – by Bram Stoker

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary I am not sure that Bram Stoker would be mightily impressed with the modern incarnations of his hellish monster. The vampires today seem to devote much more of their time to pouting and preening than sating their unquenchable thirst for blood and murder. Though Stoker cannot be credited with […]

Pear Shaped – By Stella Newman

Posted by Abi: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary If you’ve had enough of Lent’s sacrifices – or if, like me, you didn’t bother with giving anything up in the first place – Pear Shaped is the perfect treat to indulge in. Sophie Klein is a pudding developer (best job ever?) and so the storyline is rather dessert-focused, […]

Baking with Trisha Ashley

Best-selling author of Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues, The Magic of Christmas, and Wedding Tiers, Trisha Ashley, doesn’t just write great romantic comedies, she is also a culinary whiz. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Trisha tells us her thoughts on the nicest presents and offers up two exclusive recipes.  These recipes have been tried by Parastou and […]

Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues – By Trisha Ashley

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This book is like a box of chocolates – full of tantalising delights that are simply too delicious to put down. Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues is the ultimate girly read and a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Forgive me for using Forrest Gump’s famous quote but it was […]

How to Grow Your Own Drugs: Easy recipes for natural remedies and beauty fixes – By James Wong

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Who doesn’t want to become an able hobbyist? Oh no – well perhaps Grow Your Own Drugs is not for you. But if it is a noble pursuit that you hear the call for, then read on. Grasp this ebook and perhaps set yourself a natural remedy a month, maybe […]

The Great Gatsby – By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” Think of beautiful long hazy days, lounging on freshly cut green grass, think of serene women in long floating gowns and well-respected men in starched white linen suits, […]

Postcards – By Annie Proulx

Posted by Stevie Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary When an act of violent passion uproots Loyal Blood from his quiet farming life he must keep moving, keep driving, keep away from where it all began. Alone, furious and revolted with himself, Loyal spends his life driving away from his mistakes and constantly paying for them. The only […]

Girl with A Pearl Earring – by Tracy Chevalier

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary This is a story of romance and longing; of a communion of spirit that life’s unfortunate circumstances may be able to stop, but can’t bury. Johannes Vermeer has remained one of the great enigmas of 17th-century Dutch art – little is known of his personal life. The portrait of […]

Little Brother – By Cory Doctorow

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Little Brother is the story of a group of teenagers living in San Francisco who, after being caught in the middle of a devastating terrorist attack on their city, are arrested and brutally interrogated by their own government. Though they are eventually released, they soon realise that the basic […]