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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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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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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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