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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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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Cornwall reading

Cornwall reading

I haven’t had a chance to read for a few weeks, so a walking holiday in Cornwall at the end of June provided an excellent…

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Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants

On a weekend in late March my partner and I went to Arundel for the day and found ourselves browsing in a fabulous secondhand bookshop…

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