Yes We (Still) Can

Yes We (Still) Can

I have been a regular listener of the podcast Pod Save America since it launched in the dark days of January 2017 before Donald Trump…

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Summer reading

Summer reading

Since getting back from holiday in mid-June I have read an eclectic mix of books. I started with The President is Missing by James Patterson…

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Zanzibar reading

Zanzibar reading

Relaxing on the beach in Zanzibar after an amazing safari in Kenya gave me time to read two great historical novels – The Burning Chambers…

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Kenya reading

Kenya reading

I’m just back from a wonderful safari in Kenya and I managed to squeeze a bit of reading in between game drives (it’s a hard…

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A World of Strangers

A World of Strangers

I have just finished reading A World of Strangers by Nadine Gordimer, an original Penguin paperback from 1958 that was given to me by my…

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Elizabeth Edmondson

Elizabeth Edmondson

My Mum recently recommended I read the ‘Very English Mystery series’ by Elizabeth Edmondson, knowing my taste for historical fiction and murder mysteries. In April…

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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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Mavis Doriel Hay

Mavis Doriel Hay

To treat myself after a very busy period at work, I recently bought myself a set of British Library crime classics from the golden age…

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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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Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker is the latest book I’ve read in the last few years on…

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