In part two of our Christmas reading project we have three books offered by our School Archivist, Mrs Koulouris.
The first is a book by the Irish author, Cecelia Ahern, The Marble Collector. Mrs Koulouris says this about the book:
“A family story about a collection of marbles and the story that the daughter unravels about her Father and his past. Not bad.”
Her second novel is Dawn French’s latest offering, According to yes, which she enjoyed very much:
“[I] loved this, primary teacher Rosie Kitto goes to Manhattan to work for a family.”
Mrs Koulouris’s final choice is the reflective and intriguing book, Chance developments, by Alexander McCall Smith; it is a different style of writing from his previous work, and has certainly piqued my interest. Mrs Koulouris had this to say:
“[I] really loved this … He [McCall Smith] produces stories around a random set of photographs, not knowing anything about the people or places in the snaps.”
Mrs Koulouris has subsequently written to me saying that one book she’d like to read soon is Tom Michell’s The penguin lessons:
“A true story by Tom Michell, who was a teacher in Argentina who adopted a penguin as a pet.”
It seems that the penguin is reluctant to return to the sea , having been rescued from an oil slick by the author and cleaned up. Michell takes him back to the boarding school, where he works as a teacher, and the penguin naturally becomes an invaluable member of the school!
I would very much like to read all of these, and they shall all be on my TBR list! if you have read these books, please let me know what you think, it’s always good to hear from other readers.