Once again, this month we are encouraging all members of the school community to read the same book at the same time. This month’s suggestion has come from Eoin Sweetman, 5th year and certainly seems like a fascinating book. It is called ‘The Black Book of Secrets’ by F.E. Higgins.
In this book, Ludlow Fitch arrives at a remote village in the dead of night. Ludlow becomes the apprentice to Joe Zabbidou, a pawnbroker who buys people’s secrets. Ludlow transcribes the secrets into a leather-bound tome – The Black Book of Secrets. He longs to trust his mentor but Zabbidou refuses to disclose any information about his past experiences or future intentions.
The opening of the novel is particularly nightmarish and it is sure to keep readers gripped until the very end.
The Guardian review of this novel can be found at the following link: