Hidden Gems:

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North and South – By Elizabeth Gaskell

Posted by Stevie: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Be warned, this ebook was reviewed by a hopeless romantic who enjoys wearing British cotton, and only British cotton. For those of you who long for more than the niceties of Jane Austen but still love a good period classic then Gaskell is the author for you. Set in […]

Pinocchio – By Carlo Collidi

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Oh Pinocchio you poor thing! Not a thing at all, sorry Pinocchio, poor quasi-human marionette who’s wrestling with existential and Kantian morality issues. Make no mistake – bad things happen to Pinocchio … Like Grimm, this is a darker-saturated incarnation of magic than the fairytales we’re so familiar with, […]

A Woman of Substance – Barbara Taylor Bradford

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “Success is the best revenge” You said it sister! Emma Harte, our lead protagonist, explodes out of my ipod with pragmatic defiance. Though sweet in temperament and kind in nature, she is definitely not a woman to be crossed with. Emma didn’t have the luckiest start to life: born […]

Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved – By Maryam Mafi & Azima Melita Kolin

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “Be thirsty heart, seek forever without a rest” This is not your ordinary ebook. Whispers of the Beloved is a charming 23 page induction to Persian Quatrains. Having an Iranian on the HC ebooks team I happily encounter Iranian culture on a daily basis, but I have to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

High Rise – By J.G. Ballard

Posted by Fliss: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary “Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.” From the very first line of this bizarrely dystopian novel it is clear Ballard is out to […]