Jonathan Coe’s The Rotter’s Club is a touching story about growing up, punctuated as usual by the social and political background of the UK in the 1970s.
Abraham Verghese’s powerful novel combines a fascinating setting with enthralling narrative to create a truly powerful read.
As a first novel, Last Day of a Condemned Man marks a poignant start for French author Victor Hugo
Jacques Chirac is being tried on charges of corruption, but, with his mental health in decline one wonders whether he will really be punished for his wrongdoing. Is this just another in a series of show trials for errant heads of state? Will justice be done, or just seen to be done?
Yann Martel’s Life of Pi is a touching story about a young Indian boy and tiger stranded on a boat. Through Pi’s adventures, we discover life in India, growing up in the original environment of a zoo, and how to survive with a tiger whilst being lost at sea.