Afterthoughts: Burning Secret by Stefan Zweig

In a Nutshell: Written with pin sharp perception and translated by one of best in the business (Anthea Bell), Burning Secret is likely to give you one of your most incredible reading experiences ever. ***** A few years ago Vienna-born Stefan … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Monday 17th May 2010

Penguin launch luscious 75th anniversary website - So you all know that this year marks the 75th anniversary of Penguin Books, right? Well, regardless of whether you or you didn't, then might want to get yourself over to Penguin's shiny new 75th … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: Anatomy of a 1940s Zweig

Anatomy of a 1940s Zweig, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. While I'm sure many Stefan Zweig fans will be acquainted with the recently published Pushkin Press edition of his autobiography, The World of Yesterday, I wonder how many will … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Tuesday 10th March 2010

American Book Review's Top 40 Bad Books - There's an interesting run down in the latest edition of American Book Review, on what is considered to be the 40 worst books in American literature. It's hard enough to define what makes a bad book at the … [Read more...]

Daily Bookshot: A Trio of Zweig

A Trio of Zweig, originally uploaded by Robert Burdock. While I've been on a blogging break during these past couple of weeks I've also taken the opportunity to get a bit 'freestyle' with my reading - dipping in and out of whatever bookish … [Read more...]