Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Wishlist Wednesday

I'm taking part in a new weekly blog hop today, hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. Visit the site to join in.

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

I've chosen The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons. It's been on my wishlist for a couple of months at least, and I think I'm probably going to give in and buy it fairly soon. 
I think it'll be especially interesting because it features similarities to novels I've read recently: the Kindertransport aspect, as also featured in Far To Go by Alison Pick, and the child relocated to England during WWII and trying to save their parents, as also featured in The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons. So it definitely sounds up my street anyway! 


  1. I've not heard of this book before Lindsay. I shall have to look it up on Goodreads :D I hope you manage to getr a copy of this soon.

    Jenny x

  2. I doesn't seem to be that widely known, I think I saw it in Waterstones, but the other two books I mentioned that sound similar are much better known. It is quite recent I think though.
    Thanks for stopping by :)
    Lindsay x

  3. I haven't heard about this one before but I hope you manage to get a copy soon :)

    Vicky xxx

  4. I am now a follower...would you follow me?

    ps I have a rescued Old English Sheepdog! He is him through the New England Sheepdog Rescue...and would you believe he was heart worm positive. That was 5 years ago, but I will never deal with them again!

  5. This sounds like a very interesting book. I had not heard of it. Thanks for mentioning it. I liked Far To Go so I think this is a good pick for me too.

  6. Thanks Vicky! :) x

    Maureen, thanks for following. I am following you back :)
    I have an OES puppy she is gorgeous and I am so lucky. How is your OES now?

    Cristina, I'm glad you like the sound of this one too and that it's a new one for you. :)


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