Free Press Journal
  • True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling: Review

    Title: True Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop Author: Annie Darling Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 400; Price: Rs 399 I must confess I picked up this book purely for the title and perfect cover; the combination might as well have been a Cupid arrow headed straight for the heart of a bookworm like myself. I…

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  • Dark, bitter and exquisite: An education in the art of chocolate tasting

    Exploring roasts, percentages and identifying flavours… Varsha Naik got an education in the art of chocolate tasting At a wine tasting, you look, swirl, smell and sip; the vibe is often poised, elegant and chic. But at this event, I confess I was not elegant at all; I licked my fingers, laughed and marvelled at…

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  • The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor: Review

    Title: The Lost Letter Author: Jillian Cantor Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 316; Price: Rs 1100 As I reached the end of this book, I realised somewhere along the way I had forgotten that it was inspired for true events, but ultimately a work of fiction. But it couldn’t be I told myself, it was so…

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  • Eve Out of Her Ruins- Review

    Title: Eve Out of Her Ruins Author: Ananda Devi Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 174; Price: Rs 299 This was not an easy book to read. It made me uncomfortable because it questioned my picture-perfect idea of Mauritius. Suddenly the clean, pristine waters and the happy, glowing vibes gave way to a seething underbelly of turbulence…

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