‘The Coral Thief’ by Rebecca Stott

Another historical fiction novel for you this week, this time Rebecca Stott’s The Coral Thief. Set in Paris in 1815, just after the expulsion of Bonaparte but before the status quo had been restored, it follows the adventures of a highly ambitious medical student named Daniel Conner as he undertakes a placement in the Jardin [...]

‘Mockingjay’ – Suzanne Collins

Named after the hybrid birds which become a symbol of hope and rebellion throughout the trilogy, this last book in The Hunger Games series will not fall short of expectations. Having destroyed the arena of the 75th Hunger Games, defied the Capitol and escaped, Katniss finds herself as part of the underground community of District [...]

The Great Gatsby – Baz might be Brilliant

There's been an underground stream of discontent invading the internet concerning Baz Luhrman's upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.  However, though I normally wouldn't pin my hopes to a trailer, I think Baz might just be brilliant. I first read The Great Gatsby as part of an A [...]