The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher is one of my favourite books. It has some of the best writing I’ve come across that describes ageing…

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City of Light

City of Light

One of my favourite books is City of Light by Lauren Belfer and every few years I justify a re-read. I lived in Buffalo for a year…

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Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley

I’m a big fan of crime fiction (see my blog on Addiction to Crime Fiction) and am an even bigger fan of Jane Austen, so…

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Going Down Under

Going Down Under

About this time five years ago I was preparing my big trip to Australia – to spend three and a half weeks on my own…

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The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot

This weekend I finished reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, one of the books I got for my birthday in July. I chose it having enjoyed Middlesex by…

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The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty was given to me by my friends Ben and Claire for my birthday. I am not normally a fan of a…

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The Help

The Help

I’m just back from a weekend away which gave me the chance to read a whole book between getting on a train after work on…

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Trilogies, Quartets and Quintets

Trilogies, Quartets and Quintets

There is nothing as enticing as getting stuck into a weighty trilogy, quartet or quintet that you know means immersion in a parallel world for at…

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Chronicling everyday life

Chronicling everyday life

After moving in April, I was unpacking boxes of alphabeticalised books (I am a bit too organised shall we say), and I noticed that Anne…

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Learning how to live life from a good biography

Learning how to live life from a good biography

I went to Cornwall for a few days in April and stayed in the beautiful port of Fowey in a flat with great bay windows…

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