‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin – Book Review

Blurb Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis' gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish … Continue reading ‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin – Book Review

‘House of Names’ by Colm Toibin – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads 'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.' On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice. His daughter is led to her death, and … Continue reading ‘House of Names’ by Colm Toibin – Book Review