The Skylark’s War

This isn’t a thriller. Or a melodrama. Nor does it quite pack the punch of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful , which it resembles a little in its story of a (way of) life broken up by World War 1. It’s a description of a young girl , and how she and the world around her …

God Is Not Great

I’d never read anything by Christopher Hitchens before, mainly because somebody had once written that he was the basis for the drunken journalist in Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities,and that character was more than a little off-putting. Well, culpa mea. Because he can really write. Expecting a somewhat heavy read, I went through this …