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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