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Books

Normal People by Sally Rooney

When a book receives as much hype as Sally Rooney’s Booker longlisted, Costa winning and Waterstones winning novel, it can have a...

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Turbulence by David Szalay

This is essentially a book of short stories with a clever over-arching mechanic that links them. Each chapter tells a different story about...

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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

Ghost Wall was a book that seemed to come up in quite a few of Best of 2018 blogs and articles that I read over Christmas, so I...

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Man at the Helm and Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe

When Love Nina came out a few years ago, I thought it was one of the funniest books I’d ever read. Nina Stibbe was a young girl from...

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Books, Books, Books

If you’re a reader of this blog via an RSS reader like Feedly then two things are of note: You are very sensible. RSS readers are...

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The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney

The Quaker is simply one of the best crime novels I’ve read for a long time. I devoured it. Unusually the book begins several months...

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Another Fine Mess by Tim Moore

Tim Moore seems to love setting himself unlikely challenges, often related to cycling. In French Revolutions he rode the route of the...

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The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

A twisty psychological thriller than will keep you on your toes until the last page.  In 1997, ten-year-old Laurel and...

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Very Good, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse

Just over a year ago, I thought that I’d read some Jeeves and Wooster stories set in and around Christmas. Looking around, it seemed...

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Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

A superb gothic horror set in the wild fens of Suffolk. I first came across Michelle Paver with her excellent ghost story Dark Matter, set...