Dancing for Stalin by Christina Ezrahi

Dancing for Stalin by Christina Ezrahi

The Soviet era under Stalin has always been one shrouded in mystery, albeit with information emerging since the 1980s, which saw a period of openness (Glasnost) there remains uncertainty and secretiveness regarding this period. In…

The Man with the Miraculous Hands by Joseph Kessel

The Man with the Miraculous Hands by Joseph Kessel

I’m sure many readers would be aware of the courageous acts and legacy of Oscar Schindler; indeed, his story was made into a major film by Steven Spielberg in 1993 and brought not only Schindler’s…

The Lodger by Helen Scarlett

The Lodger by Helen Scarlett

Gothic literature would, I imagine for some, be a genre confined to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, yet it has always continued, albeit predominantly in the background of the preponderance of mainstream fiction.  However, there…