The authors and books holding my interest at present feature on this page.
He is an illusionist and author who has written “Happy: Why more or less everything is absolutely fine“. I am yet to read the book, but here is the recent BBC article about him.
Have you read the book? Then share your thoughts in the comments section.
Based on the BBC article, it seems that while its very well to say that with hard work and determination you will achieve your goal, life experience teaches us that life doesn’t take us exactly where we aimed. That is because there are currents in life that may be strong and may take us off course to a little or great extent. So … make peace with yourself, the idea being not to try to control everything and blaming yourself when you can’t.
She is the author of the book The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj, published by Simon & Schuster in 2019. She is also a radio and TV presenter. This is her latest offering but she has also authored Sophia and coauthored “Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s most Infamous Diamond” along with William Dalrymple.
The book covers the period from the 1919 massacre of Jallianwala Bagh till the killing of Sir Michael O’Dwyer in 1940, and goes into great detail about the principal character Shahid Udham Singh. Udham Singh spent his childhood in an orphanage but later traveled around the world several times. The carpentry skills he learned in the orphanage were frequently useful to him. Udham sure had attitude; not long after the crawling order was in force at some places in India and salaaming goras was compulsory on the pain of lashings, he could swagger up to the detectives tailing him in Britain and calmly tell them to go home.
Did you read these or any other books that you liked? Write to me in the comments section. Any new books you suggest can feature in these pages if I like them.