Yesterday’s Dead By Pat Bourke

“If all the adults are all sick, who’s in charge?” This is the tag-line for an absorbing children’s novel by Canadian author Pat Bourke.It is set in Toronto in 1918 just as the first world war is ending and the deadly Spanish Flu hits the city. The first half depicts the challenges faced by Meredith,... Continue Reading →

Pigeon English, by Stephen Kelman

While the last book I wrote a review for was described as undoubtedly almost a really good book, Stephen Kelman’s debut novel is undoubtedly a fabulous book. If it’s not on the prescribed reading list for schools in the very near future, something has gone entirely awry. Teachers, it’s time to relegate The Great Gatsby,... Continue Reading →

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