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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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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