Tag Archives: Anne Tyler

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 Guardian’s 100 Best Novels by Robert McCrum, August 2015: two years in the making, 400 years in the writing…

      Still feeling bereft at having finished “Middlemarch” and determined to go the whole hog with more of those classic reads, when along comes another grandiose book list. Will this one stop the Sunday Times’ list from resting … Continue reading

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The Man Booker Prize 2015 Longlist has been announced!

The race is on: the international Prize’s Baker’s Dozen of contenders has been whittled down from its original list of 156 to just 13 titles. The shortlist will be mid September, with the grand finale winner divulged a month later. … Continue reading

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Anne Tyler Part Two : “Breathing Lessons” (1988) and “The Accidental Tourist” (2002) – book reviews

One could, and I suspect will, wax lyrical about Anne Tyler indefinitely. Two more book reviews from Mr P and Yours Truly for another couple of classic reads: Nicola on “Breathing Lessons” Yet again, Mrs T’s touch is unerringly sure, … Continue reading

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“A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler (2015) – book review

I don’t suppose many other people have watched the film “Philomena” three times (I know, ridiculous) and will have a clue what I am rabbiting on about, but if you too are a fan of Judi Dench and everything she touches, … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 – shortlist

The Shortlist 2015 has been announced!! The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman – is delighted to announce the 2015 shortlist. This year’s six shortlisted books’ selection includes … Continue reading

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The Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction

These awards, unbelievably, have been on the go for almost a century and are coming up to celebrating their 100th birthday. A book lover’s paradise. And a fine excuse for another list to work through:   Winners for Fiction (2000 – … Continue reading

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