The Wild Silence

The Wild Silence

I bought The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn in a bookshop in Bath in mid-September, having hugely enjoyed Winn’s previous book about homelessness and walking the…

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

I finished reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens on a weekend in Bath with some friends last weekend and I couldn’t get into the…

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My Sister, The Serial Killer

My Sister, The Serial Killer

I spent a lovely bank holiday in Salcombe last weekend and took the opportunity to read the fabulous ‘My Sister, The Serial Killer‘ by Oyinkan…

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August escapism

August escapism

I heard Marian Keyes talking about her new book Grown Ups on one of my favourite podcasts and she was so fantastic that I put…

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Cornwall's North Atlantic coast

Cornwall’s North Atlantic coast

I was lucky enough to have ten days in Cornwall walking 100 miles of the wild North Atlantic coast from Padstow to Penzance in late…

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

In mid-July I read Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. It is a hugely important book and one…

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Coming out of lockdown

Coming out of lockdown

As lockdown began to ease my desire to read returned and I dove into three escapist thrillers. The first was A Perfect Spy by John…

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My favourite novels by black writers

My favourite novels by black writers

Like many people, in the wake of the recent Black Lives Matter protests I have been constructing a reading list of books that I need…

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The Dutch House

The Dutch House

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett was recommended to me by one of my favourite podcasts, so I thought I’d give it a try, as…

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The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light

I hugely enjoyed the first two novels in the trilogy following the life of Thomas Cromwell by Hilary Mantel (see my blogs on Reading the…

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