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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Caravans

Caravans

I was given Caravans by James A Michener for Christmas by my mother, and have only just got round to reading it after a very…

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Viceroy’s House

Viceroy’s House

In April I went to the cinema to see Viceroy’s House and it immediately made me want to read more about the history of the…

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Thailand reading 2

Thailand reading 2

In November I had a lovely holiday to Malaysia (see my blog on Singapore and Malaysia holiday reading) and when I got home I bought The…

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Mistresses of Cliveden

Mistresses of Cliveden

I was fortunate enough to spend a night at Cliveden in March with my partner, wandering the grounds, tackling the maze, drinking cocktails, eating a…

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The Course of Love

The Course of Love

After reading an extract in The Guardian a few weeks ago I immediately bought The Course of Love by Alain de Botton and started reading…

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Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

My sister is great at buying me books that she thinks I should read to expand my knowledge into new areas. As it is the…

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