Friday 17 September 2010

Look at a Book

BOOKS are important. Not only do they tell stories, they relay information and link us with the past and the future. They help us to make sense of our own lives - and to gain insight and understanding into the way others live.

I wanted to create a second page on my original blog where I could record my thoughts about books old and new, but my IT skills were not up to such task.
Instead, I have created another blog, especially for all things bookish.

It is, as I explain in the details on the right, dedicated to my Norwegian grandmother, whose only luggage when she ran away to England in 1915 was a trunk full of books.

It is, I have to admit, a bit of an experiment (which is why the review on Started Early, Took My Dog has already appeared in my other blog - I was just trying to see if I could do it).

It is very much a work in progress, which means the design, format and content may change - so please let me know if you have any ideas for improvement.

First out of the trunk over the next few days is a review of Phil Shanahan's fascinating The Real Enigma Heroes which tells the true story of how three men rescued vital information about the Enigma code from a German U-Boat.

Their actions helped shorten the war and ensure an Allied victory, but the tale of the brave trio was forgotten for 50 years or more, until Phil determined to win recognition for them.

And later in the week I'll be posting details of how you can get a free copy of some of the French recipes which eature in Rosy Thornton's latest novel A Tapestry of Love.

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