Reading the Tudors

Reading the Tudors

I have to admit to having really enjoyed immersing myself in the world of the Tudors in the last year or so. It all started with…

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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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On the guilty pleasure of reading a trashy book

On the guilty pleasure of reading a trashy book

When it comes to fiction, apart from loving a bit of crime and historical fiction, I like to think that I normally read what’s usually…

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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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Addiction to crime fiction

Addiction to crime fiction

Whenever a new volume comes out from one of my favourite crime fiction writers I have to go and buy it immediately. I’ve been addicted…

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Reading to order

Reading to order

I’ve never really been that enamoured of book groups. I was briefly part of one when I lived in Brighton but somehow it didn’t quite…

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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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