August Round-Up – The Books I Read In August 2015

In August I read eight books – seven fiction and one non-fiction: The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (John Murray) – perhaps my favourite of all the books I read this month, a brilliant, gritty debut. A murder with an unlikely culprit has consequences for a group of flawed characters making up an Irish ‘underworld’. … Continue reading August Round-Up – The Books I Read In August 2015

The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

It is very rare that I read non-fiction, but when I heard of the true story of a teacher who adopts a penguin, I was eager to read The Penguin Lessons, Tom Michell’s memoir. Back in the 1970’s, Tom was given a post as a teacher in South America. Returning to his apartment whilst in … Continue reading The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell