Page 7 of our reviews

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

All southpaws can attest to our brilliance: take Albert Einstein or Marie Curie – both brilliant lefties. See also, Leonardo da Vinci. I might be biased here, but combine that left-handed brilliance …

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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World by Elena Favilli

The first two Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books of biographical stories of extraordinary women, past and present, have been beloved bestsellers around the world. Now, we have a collection of s…

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The Secret Life of Stars by Lisa Harvey-Smith & Eirian Chapman

I usually prefer fiction and was delighted by how much I loved Lisa Harvey-Smith’s Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime and looked forward to her next book, The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysic…

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My Brilliant Friend: The Story of a New Name (Series 2)

Season two of the television adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels picks up where the first ended – at Lila’s wedding and its aftermath. Now sixteen, the brilliant friends’ lives are more …

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Vivaldi: Works for Clarinet and Orchestra Martin Frost & Concerto Koln

Historians believe that the clarinet was first invented around 1700. At the time, composers were demanding more from their musicians, and trumpeters were not able to cope with the fast passages in th…

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Letter To You by Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band go back a long way – they first played together almost five decades ago, in 1972. Springsteen selected the members of this band to back him on his debut record…

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Britten: Peter Grimes by Edward Gardner & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

To visit Benjamin Britten’s home of Aldeburgh is to enter the world of Peter Grimes. Standing on the beach, listening to the waves roll in from the North Sea, is to hear the very sound that inspired …

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Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll & John Tenniel

When I was younger, I was obsessed with beautiful, old-looking books – you know the type, hardcover with yellowing pages and that smell of dust and adventure. When I first met Through the Looking Gla

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The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

My first attempt at this review was basically an essay about why Elizabeth - the octogenarian founder of the Thursday Murder Club, and a woman who I am certain spent a least a few years of her life a…

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Brahms: Symphonies 3 & 4 Richard Tognetti & Australian Chamber Orchestra

There is nothing in the world quite like an electrifying live performance. I know we have all been missing that feeling of sitting in the middle of the music, hearing the orchestra breathe together a…

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