Category: Book

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Posted on by 5WC in Book
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As I said in my Mother’s review of NW by Zadie Smith, she is part of a monthly book club; each month reading a novel before gathering for teas, coffee and a discussion about whether they liked it, hated it, or even managed to finish it. This time around, the book of choice was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, giving my Mother an interesting angle from which to base her film because, back in March¬†she came with me to see the film and so can now compare the two…
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Book Review: NW by Zadie Smith

Posted on by 5WC in Book
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My mother, Hilary, has always enjoyed reading and recently, joined a book club to expand and vary the range and style of books that she reads. So, having just finished their latest group offering – Zadie Smith’s NW – my mother has very kindly shared her thoughts… Read more

Comparing The Book To The Film (The Railway Man)

Posted on by 5WC in Book, Opinion

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Having been to see The Railway Man with my parents, and knowing that my mother was about to start reading the book on which it is based – having got a free copy through a newspaper offer – I asked if she would be so kind as to write a comparison piece for this blog.

The question was simple: how does the book compare to the film and which did she prefer?

Here is her response… Read more

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