The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

This was a strange book with two distinct parts/”books”. The first part kind of baffles me, because the master and Margarita are barely mentioned at all. Indeed, the first half of the book does not concern them, but follows the series of events after the particularly gruesome death of a writer named Berlioz – decapitated … More The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force – Sarah Goldman

It felt weird when someone gave this book to me an a Christmas gift. I don’t read much history, particularly Australian history about people I don’t know much about. But that ended up being the reason I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I’m sure I’d heard Caroline Chisholm’s name thrown about, and knew she was on … More Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force – Sarah Goldman

I’d Die For You and other lost stories: F. Scott Fitzgerald

I absolutely adore Fitzgerald’s writing, so was pleased to obtain this selection of short stories (and bit and pieces), woven together by Anne Margaret Daniel. I loved seeing samples of the original manuscripts, along with photographs of Fitzgerald from throughout his life. Daniel also adds anecdotes and context around the short stories which fills out … More I’d Die For You and other lost stories: F. Scott Fitzgerald