Category: Adult Classics
'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' Meet Scout, the narrator of this book. Her story is one of Deep South summers, fights at school and playing in the street. The spooky house of her mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley, sags dark and forbidd ...Show more
Category: Adult Classics | Reading Level: 3 Biography
Peter Temple started publishing novels late, when he was fifty, but then he got cracking. He wrote nine novels in thirteen years. Along the way he wrote screenplays, stories, dozens of reviews. When Temple died in March 2018 there was an unfinished Jack Irish novel in his drawer. It is included in The R ...Show more
"Wilde's celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English - and his own genius. "
Lindsey Hilsum: (author of ‘In Extremis; the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin’ & friend of Bookoccino) "While others watched the TV series I re-read the book. When The Handmaid’s Tale was published in 1985, reviewers compared Margaret Atwood unfavourably to ...Show more
Category: Adult Classics | Reading Level: good
It's Christmas time and Holden Caulfield has just been expelled from yet another school. Fleeing the crooks at Pencey Prep, he pinballs around New York City seeking solace in fleeting encounters - shooting the bull with strangers in dive hotels, wandering alone round Central Park, getting beaten up by p ...Show more
Do I wish to keep up with the times? No. My wish simply is to live my life as fully as I can' The great American poet, novelist and environmental activist argues for a life lived slowly.
Category: Adult Classics
A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved American classic, voted the #1 Great American Read 2018. 'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocris ...Show more
As he lay dying, George Orwell summoned his publisher Fred Warburg to his bedside. No longer capable of holding a pen, the writer dictated a message to the public about the world of his new novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. 'Don?t let it happen,? he concluded. 'It depends on you.?In an age of inescapable sur ...Show more
An Australian classic, this is the story of the Darcy family who live in the Depression era tenements of Surry Hills, Sydney. Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops, and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy ...Show more
Pat Carson?s old eyes were on me, looking for something.'Man is born unto trouble,? he said.I said, 'As the sparks fly upwards.?Deep lines at the corners of his mouth. 'Know your Job. Soldier. Policeman. Haven?t been a bloody priest too, have you??Anne Carson- fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted.The r ...Show more