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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Summer fiction

Summer fiction

My sister gave me three books for my birthday this year and they’ve made for some enjoyable summer reading since. First up was Love Falls by Esther…

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Clementine Churchill

Clementine Churchill

I developed a sudden interest in Clementine Churchill after watching the drama Churchill’s Secret on TV earlier this year. It depicted what I assumed at the…

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Thailand reading

Thailand reading

When lounging by the pool in Thailand on holiday in March, recovering from Pilates classes, I read an eclectic set of books. Half of a…

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Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand is a fascinating biography of the life of Sophia Duleep Singh. I started reading it on my flight…

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Black diamonds

Black diamonds

For Christmas my sister gave me, amongst other lovely things, Black diamonds: the rise and fall of an English dynasty by Catherine Bailey. I only got…

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Hard choices

Hard choices

A couple of weeks ago I finished reading Hard Choices by Hilary Rodham Clinton. Having really enjoyed reading her previous autobiography and her husband’s (see…

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Reading the Nile

Reading the Nile

I’m not long back from the best holiday I’ve ever had – a wonderful Nile Cruise. Having researched what looked like good books to read…

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Amateurs in Eden

Amateurs in Eden

One of my favourite authors is Lawrence Durrell (see my blog on The Alexandria Quartet and The Avignon Quintet) and as well as loving his…

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Agent Zigzag

Agent Zigzag

The last book I read in 2012 was Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre. I bought it on a whim having seen it advertised in the…

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