Bookish Haul – Mar’17

Last Month, I made my first Bookish Haul. It was the first one after launching this blog. I purchased these books during a Festive Sale on Bookchor. I got these 5 books for INR 310. There’s one hardback and 4 paperbacks.

Here I share their pics along with the blurb.

1. What to do when someone dies?

Ellie Faulkner’s world has been destroyed. Her husband Greg died in a car crash – and he wasn’t alone. In the passenger seat was the body of Milena Livingstone – a woman Ellie’s never heard of.

But Ellie refuses to leap to the obvious conclusion ….. Ellie has to find out who this woman was – and prove Greg wasn’t having an affair.

And soon she is chillingly certain their deaths were no accident. Are Ellie’s accusations of murder her way of avoiding the truth about her marriage? Or does an even more sinister discovery await her?

2. The Arrangements of Love

… seventeen-year-old Nikhil Figgis finds a tattered copy of a novel called Georgetown among the folds of a red silk sari in a long-forgotten suitcase. Eleven years on, he has arrived in India armed with a stage adaptation of the novel to look for its author, who is also the father he has never known.

But in India, as Nikhil discovers, destiny is master, and within a few short hours he is sucked into a whirlwind of events that leaves him bewildered and breathless. He misplaces the suitcase containing his precious script, the police mistake him for a terrorist, a baby crocodile turns up in his bathtub, and when he finally tracks his father down with the help of the attractive and spunky detective Apu, the temperamental and reclusive man refuses to acknowledge Nikhil as his son….

3. Angels & Demon

… a globally celebrated scientist, Leonardo Vetra of CERN Institute, Switzerland is killed and a mystifying symbol is branded into his torso. The Vatican, Rome: The College of Cardinals has gathered for deciding upon a new Pope. Underneath the gathering lies a bomb which is extremely powerful and is persistently reckoning towards destruction.

Professor Robert Langdon of Harvard has to decode a complex track consisting of some prehistoric symbols in order to overpower people who are guilty. He is stunned upon coming to terms with the fact that Illuminati, a secret society that was declared as vanished some 400 years ago …. So, Langdon and Vittoria, who is Vetra’s daughter set upon a thrilling search in order to hunt for that particular nucleon-bomb substance which has been fixed under the Vatican City…

4. The Skinning Tree

Nine-year-old Sabby lives in his imagination, at his grandmother’s house in Calcutta. He lives in a family where the anglicised sophistication of bridge and dinner parties co-exist with Indian values and nationalism …. when the Japanese advance on India during World War II, Sabby finds himself being sent to a boarding school in northern India.

In a regime of rules and punishments, the schoolboys are beaten and brutalized by the teachers, they are transformed into mirrors of their abusers. From the mindless killing of birds and animals, the bodies of their skinned trophies are thrown on to a cactus known as the Skinning Tree …. Conspiratorial whisperings and talk of killing and revenge spiral into a tragedy engulfing Sabby.

5. The Word Spy

The Word Spy reveals secrets of the English language …. This book discusses the history of the words and how they are used. Also discussed are topics such as punctuation, grammar, spelling and the alphabet, which help strengthen the language and vocabulary of the reader. The writer takes you on an entertaining and educational journey of the English language by making use of riddles, cartoons and a special code to solve along the way.

… have you ever wondered why a particular character is written the way it is written? … He tells readers as to why the exclamation mark has a vertical line and a dot below it. Read the book and find out more such interesting facts…

So what do you think about these? Have you read any of these? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks.

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