Just Like You

Just Like You

I have long enjoyed books by Nick Hornby, fellow Arsenal fan and Highbury dweller (see my blog on holiday paperbacks), so as soon as it…

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The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

When I saw my best friend after lockdown at Easter she gave me my last in a long list of great books I got for…

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The Dig

The Dig

I really enjoyed watching the new film The Dig in March, so I thought I would read the book it was based on – The…

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The Autumn of the Ace

The Autumn of the Ace

The Autumn of the Ace by Louis de Bernieres is the final book in the wonderful trilogy that began with The Dust that Falls from…

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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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The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

When I saw that Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad, a fantastic novel that I read a few years ago (see my blog), had…

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Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett

One of the first books I read coming out of the first lockdown was The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (see my blog) and Philippa…

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Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, Other

I have not enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo for a very long time. It’s immediately clear why…

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Queenie

Queenie

Queenie is the brilliant debut novel by Candice Carty-Williams about a young, black woman in south London dealing with work, friends and sex, whilst battling against unrelenting…

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