Archives for August 2012

The Birth House – By Ami McKay

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Calling all fans of ‘Call the Midwife’, you’re going to want to know about this book! Ami McKay takes us to the wilds of Nova Scotia, Canada, where the mysterious and elderly midwife, Miss Babineau, takes young Dora Rare in and teaches her the secretive early practices of childbirth. […]

Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer – By Chris Salewicz

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary What stands Salewicz’s book apart from the many other musician biographies that I have read is the evident personal connection that he shared with his subject. Instead of starting at the beginning of Strummer’s life, the book opens with his tragic death.  Salewicz gives a moving account of the […]

The Beauty of Swedish Crime

Camilla Lackberg has been celebrated as Sweden’s answer to Agatha Christie which is a huge compliment for her since ‘Death on the Nile’ was the first book she ever read at the age of 7. Camilla talks to BookD about Sweden’s darker underbelly over the pristine preconceptions of her homeland. Sweden’s more stirring, atmospheric, and […]

Death Comes AsThe End – By Agatha Christie

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Before I can talk about this book I have to make a confession … I had never read an Agatha Christie book before. The shame of it! Her books have always been on my ‘to read’ list but I’ve never gotten round to actually reading one.  So you can imagine […]

Running Wild – By Michael Morpurgo

Posted By Stevie: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary I always thought if I were ever going to have an animal for a best friend it would be a unicorn. That’s until I was introduced to Oona. The world’s most devoted, caring and intelligent Elephant, and the best friend Will could ask for. Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild introduces […]

Bob Marley: The Untold Story – By Chris Salewicz

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.” — Bob Marley I’m not a fan of reggae music … there, I admit it. So shoot me. Thus the prospect of […]

Temptation – By Dermot Bolger

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Now the one thing that is truly fantastic about being a HarperCollins EQA-er is that you get to read such a variety of different ebooks, spanning all genres and all eras. Normally I would avoid books with that dreaded ‘chick-lit’ tag but an EQA-er’s gotta do what an EQA-er’s gotta […]

Dragon Danger / Grasshopper Glue – Scoular Anderson

Posted by Parastou: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary There is only one thing I like better than a great book … two great books wrapped up in one! And that’s exactly what you get with this magical children’s ebook. I got to work on Dragon Danger & Grasshopper Glue by pure chance but I am so glad […]

The Phantom of The Opera – By Gaston Leroux

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary A hidden face, a blighted love, possession, intrigue and a tortuous obsession. Having been literally obsessed with the musical my whole life (I have a PowerPoint presentation on why it’s the only and best musical ever written) it was my utter delight to read the original story by French […]

Insight Releases Interactive Apps

Have you ever gone on holiday and left your trusty phrasebook at home? Or, even worse, believed that you didn’t need one and that your rudimentary memory of GSCE French would get you through? I can tell you, it’s not fun when you get there and all you can say is ‘Excusez-moi, parlez-vous anglais?’ Well […]