The garden party – a review

Title: The Garden Party

Author: Sarah Challis

London : Headline Review, 2011

Sarah P’s pick

The book is the story of the Baxter family- Alice, David and their four children. Alice is approaching her 60th birthday and 40th wedding anniversary and decides, uncharacteristically, to hold a party to celebrate the occasions and have her family together. Continue reading

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – a review

Title: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua

Sarah P’s pick

This is the account of Amy Chua, a Professor of Law at Yale University and the mother to two girls. Chua follows what she calls the Chinese way of bringing up children rather than the Western way (although she does acknowledge the term Chinese mother or Western parents does not apply to everyone from these cultures). Continue reading