Archives for June 2013

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, […]