Naturally by their very nature memoirs are retrospective. This one certainly is. But it goes further than simply recording the author’s past life. Or simply entertaining the reader. Nicholas Clee honestly faces up to how he has behaved. Yet he does not stop there. He seeks to understand why he behaved as he did on … More Things I Am Ashamed Of by Nicholas Clee
Welcome Martha Ashwell Author of: Celia’s Secret (A link to the book will be found at the end of the interview.) Please tell us a little about yourself. I was born the second of four children and educated in Manchester. I have worked in the world of banking, social services, industry and education. … More Martha Ashwell – Interview
As stated on the home page and in the various banners one purpose of this website, though not the only, is ‘To help readers find interesting and enjoyable books’. To this end book reviews are frequently posted. Though these cross a variety of genre the majority fall within memoir, biography or autobiography. Some surveys have … More Why Memoirs?
Most readers will acknowledge Claire Tomalin to be a brave lady to have undertaken the writing of this further biography of such a well-documented and loved author and man. Certainly the book has been superbly researched and brings out much many readers would have been unaware of. Many where brought up to view Charles Dickens … More Charles Dickens – A Life by Claire Tomalin
This book comprises the author’s personal tale detailing her life journey throughout which she had to deal with the impact a family secret had upon her and the family as a whole. It is technically well written and right from the start we have a clear understanding of the author’s thoughts, emotions and opinions. It … More Celia’s Secret by Martha Ashwell