Category Archives: F1 Book Club

F1 Book Club – Round 21 – Abu Dhabi

Yes, I know the front of the book says ‘Dubai;, but the inside cover says the locations are imaginary places “based on the various societies that lived in the region that today makes up the United Arab Emirates and the Musandam Peninsula of Oman.”

I loved this book. From the first page I was hooked, and found it very difficult to put down.

The book is beautifully written and from the outset you empathise with Noora’s plight. Continue reading

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F1 Book Club – Round 20 – Brazil

What can I say about this book that isn’t already written on the back?

It’s inspirational, thought-provoking and life-enhancing.

If you only read one book, you have to read this one. Continue reading

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F1 Book Club – Round 18 – Mexico

This week I read ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ by Laura Esquivel.

This book definitely rates up there with some of the better books I’ve read so far.

It’s a fairly easy-going read. There are only 12 chapters.

But what did I think?? Continue reading

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F1 Book Club – Round 16 – Russia

A little bit later than usual, OK a whole two weeks later than usual, but I’ve finally got round to doing the F1 Book Club for Russia.

I ran out of time, and haven’t done the video until now, because I was very croaky and looked like death warmed up!

For the Russian GP I decided to avoid Tolstoy like the plague and stick with my favourite Russian author/dramatist … Anton Chekhov.

I was in a production of ‘Three Sisters’ many years ago, playing Irina the youngest sister, and fell in love with his writing. Continue reading

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F1 Book Club – Round 17 – Japan

This might be a short read, but it’s plain weird.

There are no chapters and it seems to jump about and go off at various tangents, with narrators changing without warning.

But what did I really think? Continue reading

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F1 Book Club – Round 15 – Singapore

For the Singapore Grand Prix I read a book called ‘The Singapore Grip’ by J G Farrell.

But what did I think?

Boy, it was long!

… And wordy!!

697 pages long to be precise. Continue reading

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F1 Book Club – Round 14 – Italy

So, Italy.

For this round of the F1 Book Club, I chose a book called ‘Eva Sleeps’ by Francesca Melandri.

I really enjoyed this book. Definitely one of the better books I’ve read so far. Continue reading

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