Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley

I’m a big fan of crime fiction (see my blog on Addiction to Crime Fiction) and am an even bigger fan of Jane Austen, so…

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Going Down Under

Going Down Under

About this time five years ago I was preparing my big trip to Australia – to spend three and a half weeks on my own…

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The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot

This weekend I finished reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, one of the books I got for my birthday in July. I chose it having enjoyed Middlesex by…

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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler

As I’ve written about before, I have an Addiction to Crime Fiction. So it was a bit shocking that I’ve never read Raymond Chandler. My…

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The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty was given to me by my friends Ben and Claire for my birthday. I am not normally a fan of a…

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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

Having started a fascination with the Tudors when reading Wolf Hall last year (see my blog Reading the Tudors) I was looking forward to its sequel Bring…

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Shadow of the Moon

Shadow of the Moon

As holiday reading lying by the pool and on the beach this week in Corfu, Shadow of the Moon by M M Kaye could not be beaten….

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Peaches and chocolate

Peaches and chocolate

Like so many others I was captivated when Chocolat by Joanne Harris came out in 1999. It is a book of the senses, with descriptions of…

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Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin

In terms of writers who’ve made the biggest impression on me and who have inspired me to do something on the basis of reading their…

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Reading the Tudors

Reading the Tudors

I have to admit to having really enjoyed immersing myself in the world of the Tudors in the last year or so. It all started with…

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