N-W

N-W

After quite a while away from this blog I’m back, having had weeks of packing up one house, putting everything into storage, living at a…

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A Dance to the Music of Time

A Dance to the Music of Time

If you feel like settling into an excellent 12 novel series then you can’t go wrong with A Dance to the Music of Time by…

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Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver

Like most people I first came across Lionel Shriver when I read We Need to Talk about Kevin. This really is a remarkable book and…

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Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx

At what seems to finally be the end of a long, hard winter my thoughts turn to settling into deeply involving books where landscape is…

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Death and the Penguin

Death and the Penguin

I started the New Year on a surreal note by reading Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov. Not a book I would probably have picked up…

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The Slap

The Slap

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas is a truly excellent book. It all starts at a BBQ when a parent slaps someone else’s bratty child. The…

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Reading Guatemala

Reading Guatemala

Back in 2005 I went to Guatemala for three weeks – my first real experience of travelling in a developing country. The trip started inauspiciously…

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Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh

Just before Christmas I finished reading River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh. This is the second book in what will be the Ibis Trilogy, following…

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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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