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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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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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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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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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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Poldark

Poldark

I had a totally indulgent January when it came to reading. I got lots of great books as Christmas presents but so far these have…

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Books of the Year 2016

Books of the Year 2016

Wondering what to get your book-loving friends and family for Christmas? Here’s my books of the year for 2016 (see links below to my blogs…

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