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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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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Singapore and Malaysia holiday reading

Singapore and Malaysia holiday reading

Whilst on holiday in Singapore and Malaysia I read my usual eclectic mix of books. First up was Take Six Girls by Laura Thompson (see…

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The Shadow Sister

The Shadow Sister

The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley is the third book in her seven book series that began in 2014 with The Seven Sisters (see my…

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Wartime fiction

Wartime fiction

I was very sad to hear earlier this year that one of my favourite authors Umberto Eco (see my previous blog) had died. I still…

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Summer fiction

Summer fiction

My sister gave me three books for my birthday this year and they’ve made for some enjoyable summer reading since. First up was Love Falls by Esther…

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Late Christmas presents

Late Christmas presents

I finally got round to reading two books I was given as late Christmas presents a few months back – Burial Rites by Hannah Kent…

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