Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood

One of the 13 books given to me as Christmas presents this year was the latest in the Cormoran Strike crime fiction series – Troubled Blood…

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Gabriel's Angel

Gabriel’s Angel

Anyone contemplating New Year’s resolutions and thinking about how they ought to live their life differently should think about reading Gabriel’s Angel by Mark Radcliffe. Gabriel…

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The Underground Man

The Underground Man

Just before Christmas I read The Underground Man by Mick Jackson, which had been on my Kindle for a while, and which I was determined…

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The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

When I saw that Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad, a fantastic novel that I read a few years ago (see my blog), had…

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Books of the Year 2020

Books of the Year 2020

It’s been a funny year for reading for me. It started well, with Christmas books from 2019 and two weeks on holiday in South Africa…

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Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett

One of the first books I read coming out of the first lockdown was The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (see my blog) and Philippa…

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Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, Other

I have not enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo for a very long time. It’s immediately clear why…

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Time Off

Time Off

My best friend gave me Time Off: A Practical Guide to Building Your Rest Ethic and Finding Success Without the Stress by John Fitch and…

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Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

It seemed a fitting way to spend the long, nail-biting evenings between the US election and the US election result to read ‘Political Philosophy: A…

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Queenie

Queenie

Queenie is the brilliant debut novel by Candice Carty-Williams about a young, black woman in south London dealing with work, friends and sex, whilst battling against unrelenting…

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