Kenya reading

Kenya reading

I’m just back from a wonderful safari in Kenya and I managed to squeeze a bit of reading in between game drives (it’s a hard…

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A World of Strangers

A World of Strangers

I have just finished reading A World of Strangers by Nadine Gordimer, an original Penguin paperback from 1958 that was given to me by my…

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Elizabeth Edmondson

Elizabeth Edmondson

My Mum recently recommended I read the ‘Very English Mystery series’ by Elizabeth Edmondson, knowing my taste for historical fiction and murder mysteries. In April…

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Mavis Doriel Hay

Mavis Doriel Hay

To treat myself after a very busy period at work, I recently bought myself a set of British Library crime classics from the golden age…

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And After the Fire

And After the Fire

I have been a big fan of author Lauren Belfer since living in Buffalo and discovering her wonderful book City of Light (see my blog)….

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was recommended to my in last summer by my friend Govindan, and I am so delighted…

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Thailand reading 3

Thailand reading 3

Along with reading two great books for work purposes, (How Couple Relationships Shape Our World: Clinical Practice, Research and Policy perspectives edited by Andrew Balfour,…

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Books of the Year 2017

Books of the Year 2017

I am very late with my highlights of books I’ve read this year – far too late for Christmas present ideas but squeaking in before…

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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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