Category Archives: Andrew O’Hagan

Pant-wetting excitements for 2020

A the year draws full circle, I can’t help but look forward to see what pant-wetting excitements we have lined up for next year Ali Smith – Summer Of course, in July we have the final volume of Ali Smith’s ‘seasons’ … Continue reading

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My favourite books of the 21st century, so far…

  Recently ‘The Guardian’ published a list of the ‘best’ books of the twenty first century so far. It got me to thinking and so here I present my own list. They may not be acknowledged ‘classics’ (though some are) … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

A non-fiction week, just for a change. First up is Andrew O’Hagan’s ‘The Secret Life’, a collection of three essays on individuals ‘from the porous border between cyberspace and the ‘real world”: ‘The Invention of Ronald Pinn’ finds O’Hagan exploring … Continue reading

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Something to look forward to…

Little Deaths – Emma Flint (Jan 12) It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young … Continue reading

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The Children who lived in a Barn – Eleanor Graham

‘The Children Who Lived in a Barn’ is possibly my favourite ever children’s book. Published in 1938, the book was written by Eleanor Graham, the first Editor of the Puffin Story Book range. The Dunett family live in a small village called … Continue reading

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