Finn Finnegan

Thirteen-year-old boy moves in with his guardian and begins to learn the skills needed to fight the centuries-old enemy of his (part-mortal) people. Finn has a temper, doesn't like all the boring rules, and can't understand why his guardian is SO strict. Which pretty much describes me at that age and explains why I could …

Notes from a Big Country

I picked this off my bookshelf last week, looking for something light to pass the time in waiting rooms at the hospital, and ended up re-reading the whole book. This collection of columns about life in the USA, written for the Mail on Sunday in the late 90s, is Bill Bryson at his usual high …

A Monster Calls

The best book I've read so far this year (2017). And that said I'm finding it hard to write this. How do you describe a book that looks at the impending death of a loved one without being sappy or sentimental? (No singing choirs or heavenly light here.) It is indeed a monster: cold and …