Book review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

It’s rare that I see a film adaptation of a book before reading the original text, and rarer still that I think the film is as good as the book, but in the case of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, both things are true. In Jackson, Mississippi in 1962, it seems like nothing is going to…

Book review: Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

A hut in the forest, surrounded by greenery, with a bubbling brook nearby – it’s the stuff of idyllic dreams or fairytales. Only in Claire Fuller’s Our Endless Numbered Days it becomes the stuff of nightmares. In 1975 eight-year-old Peggy lives at home with her dad James, a survivalist, and her mum, Ute, a German…