Late summer reading

Late summer reading

I got a lovely pile of books for my birthday in July and have enjoyed some eclectic late summer reading in the last few weeks….

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Cornwall reading

Cornwall reading

I haven’t had a chance to read for a few weeks, so a walking holiday in Cornwall at the end of June provided an excellent…

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Jane Austen and Elephants

Jane Austen and Elephants

I have long been a fan of Jane Austen and I am also a huge fan of the fabulous Lucy Worsley, who does such a…

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Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

I read a couple of newspaper articles earlier this year about the extraordinary murder in New Zealand in 1954 of Honorah Parker (or Rieper as…

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New Year reading

New Year reading

In January I started to read my way through my Christmas books, starting with Logical Family by Armistead Maupin. I think I’ve read every novel…

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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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Viceroy's House

Viceroy’s House

In April I went to the cinema to see Viceroy’s House and it immediately made me want to read more about the history of the…

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Mistresses of Cliveden

Mistresses of Cliveden

I was fortunate enough to spend a night at Cliveden in March with my partner, wandering the grounds, tackling the maze, drinking cocktails, eating a…

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Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

My sister is great at buying me books that she thinks I should read to expand my knowledge into new areas. As it is the…

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Singapore and Malaysia holiday reading

Singapore and Malaysia holiday reading

Whilst on holiday in Singapore and Malaysia I read my usual eclectic mix of books. First up was Take Six Girls by Laura Thompson (see…

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