Summer reading

Summer reading

Since getting back from holiday in mid-June I have read an eclectic mix of books. I started with The President is Missing by James Patterson…

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Zanzibar reading

Zanzibar reading

Relaxing on the beach in Zanzibar after an amazing safari in Kenya gave me time to read two great historical novels – The Burning Chambers…

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Kenya reading

Kenya reading

I’m just back from a wonderful safari in Kenya and I managed to squeeze a bit of reading in between game drives (it’s a hard…

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A World of Strangers

A World of Strangers

I have just finished reading A World of Strangers by Nadine Gordimer, an original Penguin paperback from 1958 that was given to me by my…

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And After the Fire

And After the Fire

I have been a big fan of author Lauren Belfer since living in Buffalo and discovering her wonderful book City of Light (see my blog)….

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was recommended to my in last summer by my friend Govindan, and I am so delighted…

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Thailand reading 3

Thailand reading 3

Along with reading two great books for work purposes, (How Couple Relationships Shape Our World: Clinical Practice, Research and Policy perspectives edited by Andrew Balfour,…

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

As part of a lovely leaving present from my former Institute for Government colleagues in the summer I was given this year’s Pulitzer Prize winning…

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The Outside Lands

The Outside Lands

When walking the coastal path in Devon a few weekends ago I read The Outside Lands by Hannah Kohler. It was a book recommended to…

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Coming Home

Coming Home

When I was in Cornwall in July walking the coastal path with my dog I met a lovely Cornish farmer called Erica. Whilst we were…

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