‘VAN GOGH’S EAR: The true story’, by Bernadette Murphy

Whether Vincent van Gogh cut off his entire ear or only the lobe is the central theme of the book, but the investigative approach was what made this book different from other van Gogh biographies, which usually rely on anecdotes, letters, psychological/medical opinions or scientific analysis of paints and brush strokes. The book could have…

‘THE MONSTROUS CHILD’ by Francesca Simon

I bought this book last week and couldn’t put it down. I love mythology books and this is about the life (albeit eternal) of Hel, the Queen of Hel in Norse mythology. Banished to Hel by Odin she spends most of her time brooding on the wrongs done to her. Brilliant book, and the funny…

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