The Consilium Team recommends . . . . . .
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The summer holidays . . . . .
A time to reflect. A time to catch up on all those things that were put on the back burner.
Time to read those books that have been bought but gathering dust on the shelves and time to read those books that have been recommended.
The Consilium team have put together their list for summer 2016. Happy Reading!
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One man, one school . . . and a penguin
This is a true story, beautifully and simply told by Tom Michell who rescued an oil-drenched, knee-high Magellan penguin washed up on a beach at Punta del Este in Uruguay. The story is brought alive not only by Michell’s moving narrative, but also by the wonderful illustrations by Neil Baker.
With the end of term upon us, whether you are heading to sunshine or snow to celebrate the festive season, staying put and taking a well earned break, or returning home to family , it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book.
Here are our recommendations, just click on the books below to follow the link to our review.
On my friend’s recommendation I took the book ‘Us’ written by David Nicholls to the desk in Waterstones. The girl smiled and remarked, “Good choice “. With reviews such as ‘A perfect book’ from the Independent and ‘I honestly can’t imagine loving a novel much more,’ from The Sunday Times, I was ready to turn the page.
With the centenary of the Great War upon us, this short allegorical story (or is it a memoir?) is particularly poignant. It can be read, used and enjoyed in so many ways. A young man visits a wild area in the south of France in 1910 and encounters a solitary shepherd who collects and plants acorns.
Picture the scene; an old people’s home in Sweden where preparations are in full swing to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the residents, Allan Karlsson. He, fortunately, has other ideas! As the story unfolds we learn that Allan who enjoys his vodka, was a dynamite expert with a chequered past that included the making of the atom bomb and becoming friends with Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Chairman Mao.
ITM reviewed Saroo Brierley’s amazing story in 2015 when Brian Ambrosio took a look at his autobiographical story – A Long Way Home – and predicted it would be a box office hit. Lion is now being released around the word in 2017 to widespread acclaim! This is Brian’s original review.
A hurtling journey across our planet with short pauses for breath between the thirty-six stops. From India to Zimbabwe to Sumatra to Chechnya and onward. At each stop we encounter characters whose stories play upon the emotions. Some are funny, some poignant, some hopeful, some heart-breakingly sad, but all are fascinating.