November 2022


Solito by Javier Zamora

Reviewed by Patricia Simms-Reeve From the very beginning, the poor yet colourful way of life in nine-year-old Javier’s village in El Salvador paints a vivid picture. Yet he longs to escape to Los Angeles to reunite with his mother and father, whom he hasn’t seen for years, merely spoken on the phone. They had travelled

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The Work of History edited by Peter Beilharz and Sian Supski

Reviewed by Richard Tutin The question is often asked if written history should be subjective or objective. Answering this question has led to many debates and discussions. Those debates and discussions include whether history as a discipline should be taken seriously or removed from the fabric of society entirely. It is therefore good to come

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Need a House? Call Ms Mouse! by George Mendoza

Reviewed by Patricia Simms-Reeve The best architects not only have imaginative skills related to their profession, but also are sensitive to the client’s needs and personality.  Henrietta, Ms Mouse, is a splendid example of this. This much loved classic, first published in the 1980s, has delighted adults and children alike, for decades.  George Mendoza is

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