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Book Group II – Susan’s Club, U.K.

THANK YOU, Susan and your book group, for sharing your reads over the last few years to add to the growing collection. Quite brilliant. Will update periodically as more titles are added over the forthcoming months, and look forward to … Continue reading

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“White Teeth” by Zadie Smith (1999) – book review

I’d give my absolute eyeteeth to have a cup of tea with Zadie Smith. The critics’ comments splashed all round the cover of this national bestseller give a hint of what’s to come (good news, seeing as just occasionally the reviews … Continue reading

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Book Group I – Paris Evening Group

Gosh, we have clocked up over 80 books in the nine years the group has been meeting. That’s an awful lot of wine consumed as well… 2016 September – “The Glorious Heresies” by Lisa McInerney, 11/10 September – “The Story … Continue reading

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“Light Years” by James Salter (1975) – book review

Far from a “ten from Len” it’s more like a “three from me” I’m sad to report. I had great hopes and overworked anticipation when we chose this book for the January book group read at the beginning of this … Continue reading

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“A Sweet Obscurity” by Patrick Gale (2003) – book review – & P.G.’s ‘Top Eleven Book List’

Over the years, I have steadily clocked up more and more Patrick Gale books here and there and have become quite the fan. I even find myself getting quite excited about his chats at the end of each novel, where … Continue reading

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“Case Histories” (2004), “One Good Turn (2006), “When Will There Be Good News?” (2008), “Started Early, Took My Dog” (2010) by Kate Atkinson – book reviews

             Am picturing an ideal long weekend away from it all: plenty of Prosecco on tap, nearest and dearest in but also out of the picture/room (ideally providing something comforting like shepherd’s pie periodically), the rain … Continue reading

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The Brothers Karamazov (1880) by Fyodor Dostoevsky – book review

All those hours spent reading this and checking off the Cliff Notes along the way to be sure I had not lost the plot. Have no-one to blame but myself, for ’twas I who stuck my neck out and said … Continue reading

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