Showing posts from October, 2014

Mother's Love Can Conquer Any Fear!

About the Book Title: Mother's Love Can Conquer Any Fear! | Author: Subhash Kommuru | Illustrator: Sujata Kommuru | Publication Date: October, 2014 | Publisher: Kommuru Books | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8 Book Description: Shastriji is a wise old chicken who always has an answer for How.... until comes the vile crow Kaalia who is up to no good. All of Shastriji's ideas to deal with Kaalia one after other backfires. What if the right question was not "How" but “Why”? Could there be an end to the tyranny of Kaalia?

Mysterious spine-tingling tales

Wreckers and other strange tales By Harry Riley The tales has been created especially for those brief interludes in our busy lives, when time is too short for a long read, and we would like something entertaining and perhaps unusual, but not too demanding, from which to dip in and out, at a moment’s notice. Harry Riley says: “With over thirty tales in this collection I agonised over which of them should be the cover story. However, the bleak solitude of those storm-tossed light-towers, often built off some wild and windswept, rocky coast, has always fascinated me, and so I chose the drama of the sea, with: ‘Wreckers.’"  ... .. Find out more

Poems "from a beautiful mind, and also a tough mind"

Guided by Knowledge, Inspired by Love By Henry Disney This little book of poems is a rare journey through the penetrating ideas and questioning, the deep and unsentimental Christian faith, and the rigorous scientific thinking of a very honest man.  Disney has worked out the worldview that he shares with his readers in these poems, over a lifetime, with blinkers ruthlessly removed with regard to both religion and science.  There is nothing pie-in-the-sky about his Christian faith... A book like his presents a difficult challenge to anyone who thinks religious faith and modern science are incompatible, or who thinks that either can be dismissed… ... .. Find out more

Richard Selby's review of 'Come What May' - Poems "from a beautiful mind, and also a tough mind".

Henry Disney's collection of poems "Come What May", weave together the myriad threads of a life-time's experiences into a richly coloured tapestry. And you will surely disagree with him, as I have, when he describes his work as, "stumbling verse" - AWE: page 26 and "faltering rhyme" - CELEBRATION: page 48. It is certainly not either of these things. Henry hacks away at the brambles of what he sees as a corrupt and corrupting world, to allow the light of some higher hope to sparkle on the clearing ground. Life is in the blood - The Bible: Leviticus chapter 17 verse 11, thus Henry is very sanguine about the risks of living out a human span without the gift of life from God. The nation needs to know the truth, he seems to be saying. When we have put down our daily papers, Henry seeks to offer us the truth between the lines and picks up his pen to fill his empty pages with mildly waspish words, withal the headline - The Emperor Has No Clothes!"

A review of GORILLA DREAMS by Margaret Burbidge in the 'All Saints Newsletter'

Stories are worth waiting for, says Sue Hampton, and her latest children's book, Gorilla Dreams, is just that... These two stories excite the imagination and will raise questions in the reader's mind. They are well-written, descriptive and funny. The author touches on growing up and the reality of life without sentimentality. Sue Hampton tells her stories straight... Mary Casserley's quirky drawings lift the text and enhance the narrative... The story worked its magic on his pupils and... the reader. Read full the full review Ebook | Kobo | Google Play | Amazon Kindle | Apple iBook | Nook Publisher's Website

A Review of 'A Long Journey Back' by Meggie Latham - Thame

This book is a story of survival but unlike other similar works, I found its lack of sentimentality very pleasing. Chris gives a real picture of his struggle to cope with his son’s situation, not always as perfectly as he would have liked. He describes his struggle to work out how to behave in the face of something new and terrifying. It is a work about a parent’s worst nightmare, but Chris’s description of his experience of watching his son’s potential destruction and his fight back to a satisfying life, very different from his old one, is moving and gripping. The bravery and determination of the whole family, an ordinary and happy one until this tragedy, is amazing. It was refreshing that Chris attached no blame or criticism of the health care received and only thanks and appreciation for what happened. The insightful and honest ‘voices’ of both Chris and his son Rob, threading through the book kept me reading. I would recommend this book as an uplifting and inspiring book, even t