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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Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow

I hugely enjoyed reading both One Day, and Us by David Nicholls (see my blog on Four great holiday paperbacks), so had saved his latest…

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A Single Thread

A Single Thread

I have been a big fan of Tracy Chevalier since I read Girl with a Pearl Earring (see my blogs on Singapore and Malaysia Holiday…

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Cape Town reading

Cape Town reading

On the flight to Cape Town on a two week holiday in March I read Westwind, by one of my favourite authors, Ian Rankin (see…

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The Lantern Men

The Lantern Men

I’d forgotten I’d pre-ordered The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths, the latest in the Ruth Galloway series (see my blogs on Ruth Galloway and The Stranger Diaries), so it…

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Middle England

Middle England

With some book tokens (yes they do still exist) that I got for Christmas I bought Middle England by Jonathan Coe, after reading a review…

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Still Life

Still Life

One of my first books of the New Year was Still Life by Louise Penny, a crime fiction novel from a writer I hadn’t tried…

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