Coming out of lockdown

Coming out of lockdown

As lockdown began to ease my desire to read returned and I dove into three escapist thrillers. The first was A Perfect Spy by John…

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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 Dutch House

The Dutch House

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett was recommended to me by one of my favourite podcasts, so I thought I’d give it a try, as…

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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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Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow

I hugely enjoyed reading both One Day, and Us by David Nicholls (see my blog on Four great holiday paperbacks), so had saved his latest…

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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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Middle England

Middle England

With some book tokens (yes they do still exist) that I got for Christmas I bought Middle England by Jonathan Coe, after reading a review…

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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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