The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

The Good EarthThe Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a best seller in 1931/32 and has been made into a film. The author was the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. Treated as a classic book it deals with life in rural China before the revolution. It shows the levels of respect given to individuals in this society. The book begins with the wedding preparations of a poor farmer and ends with his final return to the earth that he loved. In between is a story of family life around the precious earth.

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The Water BabiesThe Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book is a classic. It is a fairy tale with a moral. A bit like eating cardboard at times. Full of remarks related to the political and social scene of the times, so was sometimes hard to follow.

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Have now moved on to the very funny “Thrift” By Phil Church. Will let you know when I’ve finished it.
ThriftThrift by Phil Church

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very funny romp through a term at an English Secondary school. All the horrors of a group of unruly kids lead by a team of failing teachers, whose own lives are failing at the same time.

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