• My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

    June 4, 2016 Hels

    Poignant, intense and beautifully written, My Brilliant Friend is written by Italian author Elena Ferrante. First published in 2012, it has been translated by Ann Goldstein.

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  • The Throwaway Children – Diney Costeloe

    May 7, 2016 Hels

    The Throwaway Children (Diney Costeloe, 2015) caught my eye when I was looking for something new to read. I love books set in the war, and although this was set just after, a key focus in the story is the effect the war had on Britain, and Britain’s children.

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  • Toby’s Room – Pat Barker

    April 30, 2016 Hels

    Pat Barker’s Regeneration was the book that got me interested in war literature. It was part of a trilogy known as the Regeneration Trilogy and I absolutely loved all three of the novels. I had been meaning to read Toby’s Room (2012) for a while, and was pleased when I finally had the time to do so.

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