The Evening and the Morning

The Evening and the Morning

The last of my Christmas books was The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett, the prequel to The Pillars of the Earth (see my blog),…

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The Tyranny of Merit

The Tyranny of Merit

I was given The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good by Michael J Sandel for Christmas from my sister. It is one…

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The Postscript Murders and The Night Hawks

The Postscript Murders and The Night Hawks

I real enjoy Elly Griffith’s crime fiction (see my blogs on the Ruth Galloway series, The Lantern Men and The Stranger Diaries), so I was delighted…

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Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

I will always be Arsenal through and through, as one match day song goes, so was very pleased to get My Life in Red and White…

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The Nature Fix

The Nature Fix

I got The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams for Christmas and settled down to read it…

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The Stoic Challenge

The Stoic Challenge

Given one of my favourite phrases is ‘it is what it is’ I was always going to enjoy The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming…

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January detective fiction

January detective fiction

With the prospect of another long lockdown ahead, it seemed entirely justifiable to spend January revelling in detective fiction that I had been given for…

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Troubled Blood

Troubled Blood

One of the 13 books given to me as Christmas presents this year was the latest in the Cormoran Strike crime fiction series – Troubled Blood…

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Gabriel's Angel

Gabriel’s Angel

Anyone contemplating New Year’s resolutions and thinking about how they ought to live their life differently should think about reading Gabriel’s Angel by Mark Radcliffe. Gabriel…

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The Underground Man

The Underground Man

Just before Christmas I read The Underground Man by Mick Jackson, which had been on my Kindle for a while, and which I was determined…

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