Reading about writing

Reading about writing

I have recently read three fantastic books that deconstruct and explain how to write good fiction: The Art of Fiction by David Lodge, How Novels…

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Jungle Soldier

Jungle Soldier

Whilst on holiday in Malaysia in April I came across the story of Freddy Spencer Chapman, a British army officer who survived behind enemy lines…

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Unsheltered

Unsheltered

I was given Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver for my birthday in July and finally got the chance to read it on a flight to Cyprus…

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Paris Echo

Paris Echo

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks had been on my reading list for a year, so it was great to finally have the time to read…

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Late summer reading

Late summer reading

I got a lovely pile of books for my birthday in July and have enjoyed some eclectic late summer reading in the last few weeks….

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I Am, I Am, I Am

I Am, I Am, I Am

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell was given to me for my birthday by my sister. I wasn’t sure…

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Winter of the World

Winter of the World

Having recently enjoyed reading Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (see my blog), I was looking forward to the second in the trilogy Winter of the World that…

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Cornwall reading

Cornwall reading

I haven’t had a chance to read for a few weeks, so a walking holiday in Cornwall at the end of June provided an excellent…

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Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants

On a weekend in late March my partner and I went to Arundel for the day and found ourselves browsing in a fabulous secondhand bookshop…

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Hygge and Lykke

Hygge and Lykke

A weekend afternoon when I had hurt my lower back and had been told not to walk or run, seemed like the perfect time to…

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