Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood

One of the 13 books given to me as Christmas presents this year was the latest in the Cormoran Strike crime fiction series – Troubled Blood…

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Gabriel's Angel

Gabriel’s Angel

Anyone contemplating New Year’s resolutions and thinking about how they ought to live their life differently should think about reading Gabriel’s Angel by Mark Radcliffe. Gabriel…

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The Underground Man

The Underground Man

Just before Christmas I read The Underground Man by Mick Jackson, which had been on my Kindle for a while, and which I was determined…

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The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

When I saw that Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad, a fantastic novel that I read a few years ago (see my blog), had…

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Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett

One of the first books I read coming out of the first lockdown was The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (see my blog) and Philippa…

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Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, Other

I have not enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo for a very long time. It’s immediately clear why…

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Queenie

Queenie

Queenie is the brilliant debut novel by Candice Carty-Williams about a young, black woman in south London dealing with work, friends and sex, whilst battling against unrelenting…

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Rodham

Rodham

I have been following the careers of the Clintons since the mid 1990s (see my blogs on What Happened, Hard Choices and Reading Politics), so when I heard about the…

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing

I finished reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens on a weekend in Bath with some friends last weekend and I couldn’t get into the…

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My Sister, The Serial Killer

My Sister, The Serial Killer

I spent a lovely bank holiday in Salcombe last weekend and took the opportunity to read the fabulous ‘My Sister, The Serial Killer‘ by Oyinkan…

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