Category Archives: literary classics in review

including some of my all time favorite reads

Number Seventeen – A London Mystery

Book Review : Number 17 By Louis Tracy Spoiler Alert! Summary   While leaving the opera a young writer,¬†Frank Theydon, can’t help but notice an enchanting young woman leaving with her father. Later that night Frank is surprised when he … Continue reading

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“The Princess and the Goblin” – How Are Old Children’s Books Different Than New Books

Book Review: The Princess and the Goblin By George MacDonald Spoiler Alert! Summary Princess Irene lives in a castle in a wild and lonely mountainous region. One day she discovers a steep and winding stairway leading to a bewildering labyrinth … Continue reading

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“The Perilous Garde” – A Newberry Award Book Worth Reading

Book Review: The Perilous Gard By Elizabeth Marie Pope Spoiler Alert! Summary Kate and Alicia Sutton are ladies in waiting to the banished Princess Elizabeth. Kate is banished to a distant castle named Elvenwood Hall, also known as the Perilous … Continue reading

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“The Children of Green Knowe” – The Value of Old Books

Book Review: The Children of Green Knowe By L.M. Boston Spoiler Alert! Summary A small boy, called ‘Tolly’ for short, comes to stay with his great-grandmother in an old house which, when he reaches it, is swimming in the winter … Continue reading

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“The Alchemist” – Is It Really A Secret Formula?

Book Review: The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho Spoiler Alert! Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who … Continue reading

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“1984” – Big Brother is Watching You

Book Review : 1984 by George Orwell Spoiler Alert! Winston Smith dutifully goes to work in the Ministry of Truth carefully updating all the records so that everything matches the proclamations of Big Brother so that everything the Party says … Continue reading

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“The Outsiders” – How Do The Greasers Compare To Gangs Today?

Book Review : The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton Spoiler Alert! Ponyboy Curtis lives in a world where there are two types of people, the Greasers who have no chance and the Socials, or Socs, who have all the chances. … Continue reading

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