A review of The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

The Heart’s Invisible Furies, is a heart- wrenching story partially set in post- war Ireland. Cyril Avery is not a real Avery – as his adoptive parents remind him constantly. Born to a teenage girl ousted from her rural Irish community and adopted by a wealthy Dublin couple, Cyril is a lost

HORN review…

HORN by Peter Kuhnert Gail Gilbride reviews…   HORN is Peter Kuhnert’s enthralling debut novel, based on the very real scourge of rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park. Vietnam syndicates entice impoverished locals to risk their lives for a few dollars and Eduardo Ruiz is assigned to the Kruger’s

Go with the flow…

Everyone knows the saying, ‘Go with the flow.’ It was one of the left overs from Flower Power and Woodstock. Yes, it’s a cliche and so no one takes it seriously anymore. But have you ever tried it? I mean really tried it? You want something to happen – badly!

What is means to be a LOG…

Next weekend. I’ll be travelling to my hometown – Pretoria, to visit my family there and attend a Loreto Old Girl’s reunion. I have been asked to say a few words at the event, as two copies of my novel, Under The African Sun, will be given away as prizes. So,

Go where you are celebrated…

I am bowing out of teaching at the end of 2017. It’s been a long and richly rewarding career and I have defined myself by it for well over 30 years. But now it’s time to move on and pursue my other passions. Writing is clearly one of them. The

Jet Mag reviews African Sun

  (CACTUS RAIN PUBLISHING) By Gail Gilbride With september being heritage month, it’s the perfect time to read this riveting novel. set in 70s south africa, when the country was at the mercy of the apartheid security police who harassed and persecuted anyone who opposed the government, it tells the

Jet magazine review of Under The African Sun

  (CACTUS RAIN PUBLISHING) By Gail Gilbride With september being heritage month, it’s the perfect time to read this riveting novel. set in 70s south africa, when the country was at the mercy of the apartheid security police who harassed and persecuted anyone who opposed the government, it tells the

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