The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

As part of a lovely leaving present from my former Institute for Government colleagues in the summer I was given this year’s Pulitzer Prize winning…

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The Outside Lands

The Outside Lands

When walking the coastal path in Devon a few weekends ago I read The Outside Lands by Hannah Kohler. It was a book recommended to…

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Rest

Rest

In the last few weeks I have been enjoying reading Rest: Why you get more done when you work less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. It’s…

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Coming Home

Coming Home

When I was in Cornwall in July walking the coastal path with my dog I met a lovely Cornish farmer called Erica. Whilst we were…

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Gut

Gut

When I was in Cornwall a month ago with my friend Polly, she recommend I read Gut: the inside story of our body’s most under-related…

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Katy Bowman

Katy Bowman

When in Cornwall with my friend Polly at the end of August I wondered why she was sitting on the floor to eat her dinner…

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The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent

I was given The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry in July as part of a fabulous set of leaving gifts from my former colleagues at…

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John Bude

John Bude

Over two weeks off between jobs I indulged in some detection from the golden age of British crime fiction – three books recently republished by John…

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The Wooden Shepherdess

The Wooden Shepherdess

Last year I read The Fox in the Attic by Richard Hughes and enjoyed it less than I thought I would (see my blog Wartime…

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Option B

Option B

I read and enjoyed Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg when it came out (see my blog) and subsequently read her very moving Facebook post after…

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