Saturday, 25 February 2017

Marcus Sedgwick: The Foreshadowing


The Foreshadowing
It is 1915 and 17 year-old Sasha Fox is trapped by her own terrible and tragic power. She can see the future, can see what will happen to her much-loved brothers Edgar and Tom who have gone to war and, worse still... who would want to see the end of their own story? 

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Oliver Sacks: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

In his most extraordinary book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.

These are case studies of people who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people or common objects; whose limbs have become alien; who are afflicted and yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

In Dr Sacks’s splendid and sympathetic telling, each tale is a unique and deeply human study of life struggling against incredible adversity.