Home Leisure Two books for the weekend

Two books for the weekend

Chess Queens is Jennifer Shahade story … the real-life story of a female chess champion travelling the world to compete in a male-dominated sport.

In it, she shows us the rivalry and the camaraderie, the ecstatic highs and the excruciating losses, the glamour and hard work. Intertwined with Jennifer’s story are those of other top female players … the famous Polgar sisters, the three Hungarian girls who were all child prodigies, the glamorous jet setters who travel the world partying, the players who escaped war-torn countries to become champions against all odds. Hodder and Stoughton, available from Exclusive Books

Six brothers and sisters. One terrible act that will shatter their bond forever. Karen Joy Fowler’s Booth is about the Booth siblings, each who have to fight to realize their dreams, and to emerge from the shadow of their talented but unstable father, a disgraced Englishman, celebrated Shakespearean actor and master of the house.

- Advertisement -

One of the boys, Johnny, makes the terrible decision to change the course of history … to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. A perceptive look at a nineteenth century family and the things that break and bind. Serpent’s Tail, available at Exclusive Books.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Load shedding checklist to stay safe at home and on the roads

Load shedding is more than just a major inconvenience – it’s a crime risk too and has resulted in an increase in home break-ins...

Do something different on burger night … go Greek!

Everyone loves a good burger, especially one piled high with the glorious green flesh of rich-tasting avocados. And this Greek-inspired ‘cheat’ lamb burger with...

Raise your glass to a really great read this month. Cheers!

If you’re the parent of a just-spreading-their-wings teen, this one’s going to keep you up at night. You, like Andy and his wife Laura,...

Three simple tips to boost your child’s immunity

It is that time of the year when the common cold season is in full swing … which also often means more sick days. Tea4Kidz...

What kind of high school is the right fit for your child?

A mere glance at social media and parent groups shows the anxieties and frustrations of parents with school-going children today regarding access to...