And After the Fire

And After the Fire

I have been a big fan of author Lauren Belfer since living in Buffalo and discovering her wonderful book City of Light (see my blog)….

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was recommended to my in last summer by my friend Govindan, and I am so delighted…

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Books of the Year 2017

Books of the Year 2017

I am very late with my highlights of books I’ve read this year – far too late for Christmas present ideas but squeaking in before…

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The Wooden Shepherdess

The Wooden Shepherdess

Last year I read The Fox in the Attic by Richard Hughes and enjoyed it less than I thought I would (see my blog Wartime…

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Wartime fiction

Wartime fiction

I was very sad to hear earlier this year that one of my favourite authors Umberto Eco (see my previous blog) had died. I still…

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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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Noonday

Noonday

I have always loved reading novels by Pat Barker since I was captivated by the Regeneration trilogy in the 1990s. Since then I’ve read all…

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The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende is a charming book. Set in one of my favourite places, San Francisco, it follows the life of Alma Belasco,…

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Where my heart used to beat

Where my heart used to beat

I always love reading a novel by Sebastian Faulks (see my blog on A Possible Life) so was looking forward to his new one Where…

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The man in the wooden hat

The man in the wooden hat

For my birthday my sister gave me The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam. It’s actually the second in the ‘Old Filth’ trilogy,…

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