The Review – The Woman In White – By Wilkie Collins (1860)

Title: The Woman In White Author: Wilkie Collins Date of Version Reviewed: 2007 Publisher: Vintage RRP: £5.99 ISBN: 9-780099-511243 What the book is about… Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle’s guardianship until Laura’s marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Sir Percival is a man of many secrets – is one…

The Best of the Best! – 10/10 Rated

This is THE list of lists from The Reviewer… Making the ’10/10′ rating is not an easy feat. Given the level of writing/performance of those on the list, I hope you agree that the following is the ‘best of’ novels and performing arts (including movies, wrestling events and theatre). The criteria for the highest rating…

The Review – The Catcher In The Rye – J.D Salinger (1951)

Title: The Catcher In The Rye Author: JD Salinger Date Of Version Reviewed: 2010 Publisher: The Penguin Group RRP: £8.99 ISBN:978-0-241-95043-2 What the book is about… Holden Caulfield takes us through a journey of teenage angst, wending us through his troubled school life, trials and tribulations of his adolescence. Young Holden [aged 17] introduces the…

The Review – Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (1937)

Title: Of Mice And Men Author: John Steinbeck Date Of Version Reviewed: 2000 Publisher: The Penguin Group RRP: £8.99 UK, $16.99 CAN ISBN: 978-0-141-18510-1 One of the most heavily criticised winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Steinbeck has gone down in history as one of the most taught authors in both the United Kingdom…

The Review – 1984 – By George Orwell (1949)

George Orwell began life on 25th June 1903 born in British India. From a young age Orwell (real name Eric Arthur Blair) had a desire to be a writer, reading and penning poetry with a young female friend. This enthusiasm for the written word grew stronger as the years passed, leading to his first non…

The Review – To Kill A Mocking Bird – by Harper Lee (1960)

Title: To Kill A Mocking Bird Author: Harper Lee Date Of Version Reviewed: 2010 Publisher: Arrow Books RRP: £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-09-954948-2 Nelle Harper Lee was born to a newspaper editor turned lawyer and his wife on 28th April 1926, in Monroeville Alabama. Her father, before becoming a title lawyer, defended two black men accused of…