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The Lost Wife
I have read many books dealing with the Holocaust, but found this one really disappointing. Josef and Lenka tell their story in the first person but i...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
Fugitive Pieces
Not an easy read but very satisfying. It is sad how the damage done to people haunts them for the rest of their lives and onto the next generation.
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 18, 2013
Although from the start I appreciated the quality of the writing, it took me a while to warm to the subject matter. But once the three story lines com...more
Mar 27, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
I couldn't decide whether to give it three or four stars. The book reads as a biography even though Austerlitz is a fictional character. The photograp...more
May 25, 2013
May 23, 2013
Sir Philip Sidney, 1554-1586
Een informatief boekje over Sir Philip Sidney, de zoon van Mary Sidney en neef van Robert Dudley. Hij kwam tijdens een strijd in Zutphen, waar ik naar...more
Jan 13, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
Spitfire Women of World War II
I bought this book in a sale for my husband who is an aviation and World War II enthusiast. He enjoyed it so much he thought I should read it too. I l...more
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
Until It's Over
This book did not come up to scratch. The first part is told by Astrid describing how she finds three dead women. The second part consists of the same...more
Jan 11, 2012
Aug 01, 2011
Let Me Go: My Mother and the SS
I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to know that your mother was a guard in Birkenau and is actually proud of it. Helga was probably better...more
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
The Fifth Servant
It started off really well with an interesting case,setting and historical background, but further on in the book I felt some parts were missing or gl...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
An interesting book about WWI and the effect it had on soldiers and citizens alike. It reminded me of Suite Francaise.
I have only just realised it wa...more
May 22, 2014
May 20, 2014
The Miniaturist
I was hovering between 3 and 4 stars, but liked it enough to give it 4. I saw the doll's houses in the Rijksmuseum and they were amazing. I thought JB...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
De donkere kamer van Damocles
Het boek roept een heel bepaalde atmosfeer op, net of Osewoudt als in a zeepbel door het leven ging. Bracht ook wel interessante aspekten van WWII aan...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Mosquito Down!: The Extraordinary Memoir of a Second World War Bomber Command Pilot on the Run in Germany and Holland
I loved Frank's style in telling his story, it felt very genuine. And the setting in the rural part of Holland I am from added to my enjoyment of the...more
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
De Wertheims
Ietwat teleurstellend aangezien geen van de personen in het boek bepaald je hart verwarmen. Maar aangezien het gebaseerd is op de schrijver's familie...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
The Fiftieth Gate: A Journey Through Memory
Interesting would be the most accurate word for me to describe this book. Even though it deals with the writer’s own family it has the feel of a book...more
Apr 26, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
The Warsaw Anagrams
It is not the best amateur detective plot in the world but the setting made it a very interesting read. The holocaust was dealt with with respect and...more
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
The Invisible Bridge
I loved this book. It didn't feel over-dramatized like some of these books can do and I liked and felt for the characters. And of course again a bit o...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Orange Is the New Black
A very informative book about life in a women's prison. I have also seen the tv-series (season 1) based on the book (which does not have any of the se...more
May 29, 2014
May 27, 2014
The Poyson Garden (Elizabeth I, #1)
A very enjoyable murder mystery with Elizabeth I as amateur sleuth. I loved the historical setting.
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
A thoroughly enjoyable private detective novel. It reminded me of Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie series. I hope there will be a sequel.
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
Puck van Holten
Heerlijk hartverwarmend boek. Deed me aan Jo uit Little Women denken.
Apr 29, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Vijf sterren omdat het iets is wat verteld moet worden, maar geen gemakkelijk boek en vaak schokkend.
Jul 13, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
All That I Am
This is the 2012 winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
All That I Am is inspired by fact – drawn from interviews, memoirs and autobiographies d...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
The Vicar of Wakefield
A quintesentially English book redolent with witticisms such as “Although we seldom followed advice we were all ready enough to ask it” and “Though I...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 15, 2012
The Street Sweeper
I loved the various strands of the story and how they all come together in the end. The descriptions of the incidents of racism and the holocaust are...more
Jul 22, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
This is an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction published in 1933. I...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
Very informative. I learnt quite a bit about paintings in general and Caravaggio’s in particular.
Apr 26, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
I really liked the Ella character and the way the story was told alternating between the past and the present.
Apr 27, 2012
Sep 27, 2011
Death Comes to Pemberley
PD James has captured Jane Austen’s style and humour brilliantly. For example Lady Catherine on visiting sick people: “I have never approved of protra...more
May 13, 2013
May 08, 2013
Her Body Knows
Not particularly easy to read but two interesting psychological stories.
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
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