A Narrow Door

A Narrow Door

My first book of the new year was another Christmas present – the dark, psychological thriller A Narrow Door by one of my favourite authors,…

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Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

My second Christmas book, which I read between Christmas and New Year, was the fantastic Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, which had been recommended to me…

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State of Terror

State of Terror

My first Christmas book was State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny (see my previous blogs on The Book of Gutsy Women, What Happened,…

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Seasonal quartet

Seasonal quartet

I got Ali Smith’s seasonal quartet (as a fan of quartets and trilogies) for my birthday this year and started at the beginning with Autumn. This is a…

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Books of the Year 2021

Books of the Year 2021

This year started with the reverse of last year – in the long winter lockdown I couldn’t stop reading, and it was books that got…

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A Slow Fire Burning

A Slow Fire Burning

For a treat as the nights started drawing in I bought myself A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins (see my blogs on her previous…

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No Better Time

No Better Time

My partner and I watched a couple of documentaries on the recent twentieth anniversary of 911, and Danny Lewin, the likely ‘first victim of 911’…

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The House on the Strand

The House on the Strand

At the end of a trip to Cornwall in late September I started my final Daphne du Maurier of the summer – The House on…

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

On a trip to Devon in August I fulfilled a long-held ambition and visited the summer home of Agatha Christie, Greenway on the river Dart…

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Hamnet

Hamnet

My sister bought me Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell for my birthday (see my blog on I Am, I Am, I Am by the same author)…

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