If you are a sighted person and wonder what it might be like to lose the visual world, the gripping Notes On Blindness will challenge your preconceptions about the condition and leave you reeling at the complexities of a life deprived of sight.
The theft of a €1.4m Stradivarius violin from Pret a Manger at Euston Station in London threw its owner, Korean-born child prodigy and violin genius Min Kym, into the spotlight in 2010. However, her suffering continued long after the headlines had died down.
Jennifer Ryan dedicates her wonderfully warm debut novel to her grandmother, Eileen Beckley, and the women of the Home Front — whose incredible stories she has woven together into a beautifully life-affirming tale of the power of community spirit in the constant fear of war.
ONE cannot help but feel that Jane Housham is a fan of Kate Summerscale’s best selling The Suspicions of Mr Wicher, in which Summerscale takes a mid-Victorian murder and attempts to create a fictionalised murder mystery story.