Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Feast on books

It takes a true bookworm to understand another
The mad rush for books
The smell of new books
The new adventures within the pages
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Selling at RM20
(inclusive of postage)
Condition: Pre-loved MINT CONDITION

My thoughts
This is solely for the lovers of historical fiction... Chevalier, author of the Girl with the Pearl Earring, weaves her magic yet again.

Burning Bright
follows the Kellaway family as they leave behind tragedy in rural Dorset and come to late 18th-century London. As they move in next door to the radical painter/poet William Blake, and take up work for a near-by circus impresario, the youngest family member gets to know a girl his age. Embodying opposite characteristics – Maggie Butterfield is a dark-haired, streetwise extrovert, Jem Kellaway a quiet blond introvert – the children form a strong bond while getting to know their unusual neighbor and his wife.

Set against the backdrop of a city nervous of the revolution gone sour across the Channel in France, Burning Bright explores the states of innocence and experience just as Blake takes on similar themes in his best-known poems, Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

Set your taste buds a-tingling with these awesome reads...
Selling at RM25
(inclusive of postage)
Retails at RM36.90 each
Condition BRAND NEW

My thoughts
The enjoyment of chocolates and lollipop... need I say more?

Synopsis for Chocolat
Try me... Test Me... Taste Me...

When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. War is declared as the priest denounces the newcomer's wares as the ultimate sin.

Suddenly Vianne's shop-cum-cafe means that there is somewhere for secrets to be whispered, grievances to be aired, dreams to be tested. But Vianne's plan for Easter Chocolate Festival divide the whole community in a conflict that escalates into a 'Church not Chocolate' battle. As mouths water in anticipation, can the solemnity of the Church compare with the pagan passion of a chocolate éclair?

For the first time here is a novel which chocolate enjoys its true importance, emerging as a moral issue, as an agent of transformation - as well as pleasure bordering an obsession. Rich, clever and mischievous, this is a triumphant read.