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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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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A politics of belonging

A politics of belonging

I read Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown completely by chance as it was…

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What Happened

What Happened

Since the mid 1990s I’ve been a follower of the Clintons, doing my PhD on Clinton welfare reforms, and then being ever hopeful that Hillary…

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