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Kate Atkinson’s “Life After Life” (2013) and “A God in Ruins” (2015) – it doesn’t get much better than this

Kate Atkinson, just in case there was ever any shadow of a doubt, is the real deal. I want her to write for ever and ever and ever. Was entranced during the wee small hours recently watching her on interview … Continue reading

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Wish List 2016: New Year’s Resolutions, plus The BBC’s 100 Greatest British Novels

Well, it wouldn’t feel right to end the year without a nosy at what everyone is deeming the best reads of the year. The New York Times includes Elena Ferrante’s twin protagonists and Helen Macdonald’s in its 10 Best Books of … Continue reading

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The Costa Book Awards 2015 Shortlist

Nothing like a good cup of strong, hot coffee and a new set of books jostling for a British award, eh.  The Costa Book Awards have been going since the early 1970s and will announce this new year’s Category Winners … Continue reading

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Hot off the Press April 2015

“Knowing I loved my books, he furnished me From mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.” (Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”)             I think we bookworms all feel the same way sometimes – there’s a mountain … Continue reading

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