Month: April 2012

Book Review – City Of Dragons

Book Three of The Rain Wild Chronicles by Robin Hobb (Harper Voyager) ISBN: 9780007273805   Return to the world of the Liveships Traders, journey along the Rain Wild River in the third instalment of the Farseer trilogy. Wait, I can do this. I hated the last…
P.D. James On Writing

P.D. James On Writing

We share writing resources and writing tips at Writers Write. In this post we share P.D. James'advice on writing fiction.

Book Review – Daughter Of Smoke And Bone

by Laini Taylor (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN: 9781444722635 Karou is the beautiful girl with the blue hair who doesn't belong. She doesn't know where she comes from and nobody will tell her. She lives in two worlds, 'Elsewhere' and Earth. She runs errands for Brimstone, who…

Book Review – Entanglement

by Steven Boykey Sidley (Picador Africa) ISBN: 9781770102149 Entanglement is pretentious, boring and badly-written. It is a perfect example of a debut novelist who has somehow become published before he has learnt the craft of novel-writing. Jared is having a mid-life crisis. Trapped in academia,…

Book Review – The Hare With Amber Eyes

by Edmund de Waal (Vintage) ISBN: 9780099539551 With this debut, famous ceramic artist, Edmund de Waal has shown that he is multitalented. He pictures the story of his family history in the 19th century through a collection of netsuke, small Japanese ivory animals and figurines.…

Book Review – Great South African Teachers

Great South African Teachers by Jonathan Jansen (Bookstorm and Pan Macmillan) ISBN: 978-1-920434-24-3 Jonathan Jansen is an educationalist and a realist. Everyone has a disaster story about South Africa’s education system. He is outspoken about the state of South African system. Jansen has compiled these…
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