A brief look at history and memory in the works of Diana Wynne Jones

History and memory are inextricably connected with perspective and interpretation. All of Diana Wynne Jones’s books are concerned with perspective and interpretation, and as quite a few directly involve history and memory as well, let me without further ado introduce the following excellent books: Hexwood is one of my favourites, and …

Review: Short Stories for Kids and Teens: By Contemporary Shanghai Writers by Patrick Wallace (Editor), Qiu Maoru (Translator), Wu Xiaozhen (Translator)

Paperback, 318 pages Published September 10th 2010 by Shanghai Press Source: Tuttle Books I’m going to review a selection of the stories in this collection so you can get a sense of collection. “Wilderness Under the Moon” by Jin Yiming This tale is about a boy out on his first …

The Cover Wars

The Cover Wars is a meme we started here at the Book Wars where, each week, we judge books (usually new or upcoming releases) based on their covers and back copies (as many of us do when we are at shops or libraries). We encourage you join us in the comments! …