Murder, mysteries and Thrillers, 6 The Dry, Jane Harper, 2016 (Australian); […]
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The Script from Kathleen Kinder’s talk I extend a warm welcome to everyone watching and listening, wherever you are. I’ll speak around 60 minutes with time for questions afterwards. This is the second Zoom talk on the Modern Book Scene. I thank the Settle library management committee for their continued support, particularly, Hazel Allen, for […]
For many people, including me, reading usually means reading prose. We are wary of poetry, perhaps (again, in my case) because it was so clumsily dinned into us at school. A small dose of poetry in Class 2 could vaccinate you against it for the rest of your life. Nevertheless, there is one modern English […]
15/01/21 Kathleen Kinder I extend a warm welcome to everyone watching and listening, wherever you are. I’ll speak around 50-60 minutes with time for questions afterwards. I have given Talks to the public on books available from Settle library many times, but I have never used Zoom before. I would like to thank […]
When John le Carré died in December 2020, columnist Ben McIntyre, writing in The Times, recalled an interview with le Carré ten years before, in which he had described the author as Britain’s greatest living novelist. At the time, McIntyre’s comment aroused some controversy because among the literati the belief persists that espionage novels – […]
Sometimes a non-fiction book comes along that tells such an enthralling tale in such an enthralling manner that it comes across almost as a work of fiction. A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to come across just such a book. But just such a book can make for a lengthy review, so […]
This is a detective novel set in 1919 Calcutta, the seat of British rule of the Bengal area at the time of the British Raj in India. The main character is Detective Inspector Captain Sam Wyndham, ex-Scotland Yard, who has taken a job with the Calcutta Police Force to make a new start, following recovery […]
E-books –Update Summary (see my article E-Book borrowing from the Library*) K.Kinder Suggestion If you have an i-phone or smart phone, use it to download and open this Update Summary from the library’s web address: http://settlelibrary.org.uk/book-review-e-book-borrowing/ You will now be able to follow the instructions below, step by step on your i-pad or tablet. […]
Until March 23rd 2020, e-book borrowing from the library had been very much a minority but a slowly growing interest as more people possessed i-pads and tablets on which they could comfortably read downloaded e-books. Many of us who enjoy reading both printed as well as e-books, have had Kindles for some time, in my […]
Among English-language poets this rare title has been held for well over a century by William McGonagall. Many people who enjoy literature will know his name and be aware of the accolade. But who was he? What poetry did he write and why is it so bad? And why is he regarded as the […]