Nearly a quarter of a century ago an unknown author named John Grisham had an unspectacular literary debut with the courtroom drama A Time To Kill. Since then, Grisham has gone on to become a number one best-seller with 26 legal novels.
With his name firmly established, and his first two books having made a successful transfer to Hollywood, Grisham has now returned to Clanton, the small Mississippi town that was the setting for his first literary work.
In Sycamore Row, Grisham continues the story of lawyer This modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s comedy of manners is part of Harper Collins’s six-part series in which popular authors reimagine the classics for modern times. But as one of the most loved classical writers of all time, attempting to rewrite the works of Jane Austen is no easy feat.
This new version of Sense and Sensibility retains the heart of the original, but this is one of the many reasons it fails. In a lot of ways, the language used is archaic and there is nothing in place to reach out to a younger generation, apart from the fact When Sir Alex Ferguson bowed out as Manchester United manager in May, it brought the curtain down on a glorious 26-year reign of unprecedented success. In his second autobiography, he offers the inside track on almost three decades at Old Trafford, taking in trophies, feuds and flying boots.
There’s plenty of praise for his former players, with the likes of Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs all hailed. But more interesting is his ruthless take on those who dared to cross him.
However, many will be dismayed thatThe Rock of Gibraltar saga, where Ferguson was embroiled