Born A Crime: by Trevor Noah.

OFF THE SHELF – September This month’s book was ‘Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood’ by Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, television host and actor. This is the story of his childhood in Apartheid South Africa. He was born of a black mother and a white father at a time when any mixed-race […]

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Book of the Month – September

Off the Shelf – Book of the Month This month’s book was Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. This book was winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. Elizabeth Strout offers profound insights into the complexities of human relationships – its various chapters share the conflicts, tragedies and joys of life from the smallest incidental moments to people’s exploration of their […]

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Falling in Love (Death at La Fenice)

  Off The Shelf Falling in Love (Death at La Fenice)   Falling in Love (Death at La Fenice) was this month’s book written by American author Donna Leon. Leon lived in Venice for many years and has written a series of crime novels set in and around the city, featuring her fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti. Flavia Petrelli has […]

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‘Tombland’ by C.J. Sansom

‘Tombland’ by C.J. Sansom This month, our book was ‘Tombland’ by C.J. Sansom. This was the seventh in the series of Matthew Shardlake, the hunchbacked lawyer detective. In this case Shardlake is directed by Lady Elizabeth (the future queen) to investigate the murder involving a distant relative. In so doing, Shardlake, aided by his assistant Nicholas Overton, finds himself embroiled […]

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