Cornwall's North Atlantic coast

Cornwall’s North Atlantic coast

I was lucky enough to have ten days in Cornwall walking 100 miles of the wild North Atlantic coast from Padstow to Penzance in late…

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My favourite novels by black writers

My favourite novels by black writers

Like many people, in the wake of the recent Black Lives Matter protests I have been constructing a reading list of books that I need…

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The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light

I hugely enjoyed the first two novels in the trilogy following the life of Thomas Cromwell by Hilary Mantel (see my blogs on Reading the…

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A Single Thread

A Single Thread

I have been a big fan of Tracy Chevalier since I read Girl with a Pearl Earring (see my blogs on Singapore and Malaysia Holiday…

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The Sun Sister

The Sun Sister

The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley is the sixth book in the Seven Sisters series (see my blogs on The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister and…

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The Edge of Eternity

The Edge of Eternity

The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett is the final book in the Century Trilogy. I hugely enjoyed both Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, and…

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Books of the Year 2019

Books of the Year 2019

If you are wondering what to read to take you through the dark days of January and February, here are my books of 2019, with…

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Unsheltered

Unsheltered

I was given Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver for my birthday in July and finally got the chance to read it on a flight to Cyprus…

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Paris Echo

Paris Echo

Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks had been on my reading list for a year, so it was great to finally have the time to read…

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Late summer reading

Late summer reading

I got a lovely pile of books for my birthday in July and have enjoyed some eclectic late summer reading in the last few weeks….

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