Review: Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl

What can I say about Anne Frank? More than 60 years on since her diary’s posthumous publication, her writing remains honest, grim and heartfelt, providing a warning to humanity that we must never repeat the mistakes of the past. It also shines a light on how beautifully complex a young mind can be. Continue reading

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Review: MEN by Marie Darrieuessecq

In a previous post I wrote about attending the Readings event to launch the English translation of Marie Darrieuessecq’s Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes, and now that I’ve finally finished it (a result of reading three books at once) I can tell you a bit more about the reading experience! The novel is renamed Men for the anglophiles and is subtitled A Novel of Cinema and Desire – quite the pertinent description for summarising what you’re going to get from this book. Continue reading