Book Review: Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

THIS BOOK WON THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE IN 2002. It is a weird and wonderful book telling the singularly unlikely story of the shipwreck of a young Indian, Piscine, the Pi of the title, who traverses the seas in a lifeboat for 227 days in the company of a four hundred and...

Book Review: Small Island (Andrea Levy)

THE STORY IS SET IN 1948 WHEN THE FIRST IMMIGRANTS from the Caribbean arrived in Britain. Among these is Gilbert Joseph from Jamaica. His wife, Hortense, with a teaching diploma and dreams of a fulfilling life in the Mother Country, follows him soon after. Here Levy...
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