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Review: ‘The Christmas Fox I: Ghost Writer’ by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Title: The Christmas Fox I: Ghost Writer Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith Published: Slightly Foxed, 2005, pp. 31.  First edition Genre: Short story Blurb: Speaking via its ghost-writer, Tim Mackintosh-Smith, the Arabic manuscript of Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi tells its own true, if admittedly incredible, story. Set in medieval Cairo and Aleppo, seventeenth-century Oxford and 1960s London, it [...]

Review: ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, August 20, 2010

Barcelona, 1945-just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the [...]