Monthly Archives: August 2017

Afghanistan: 3 Books and a Song

The Sewing Circles of Herat by Christina Lamb Christina Lamb is a foreign correspondent with a close relationship to Afghanistan and its people. Long before the current crisis of the west’s longest war-without-end, Lamb was reporting from Afghanistan. During the … Continue reading

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A Nurse at the Front, by Sister Edith Appleton

The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton. This is a book I’ve been reading over a long period – not quite for as many years as it took for the original diaries to be written, but I’ve been … Continue reading

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Noah’s Law, by Randa Abdel-Fattah

PAGE TURNER ALERT!!! This book has been a “breath of fresh air” on my recent reading list. I needed something like this – the kind of book I was very reluctant to put down, and could have read in one … Continue reading

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Where the Streets Had a Name, Randa Abdel-Fattah

Every political situation has human face: often unseen or unnoticed, expediently pushed aside and ignored. Decisions made by rulers affect voiceless, everyday people who are prevented from determining their own path in life. In Where the Streets Had a Name,  an … Continue reading

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Half Girlfriend, by Chetan Bhagat

Half Girlfriend follows the complicated relationship between Madhav Jha and Riya Somani, who meet at college in Delhi. Madhav is heir of  a faded “royal” family from a poor Indian town where his mother manages and teaches at the local impoverished … Continue reading

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