Category Archives: Lynsey Hanley

The books which made 2016

Book of the Year Autumn by Ali Smith  This year needed this book and Smith has provided it.  Runners Up A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Hot Milk by Deborah Levy Other Favourites Eileen – Ottessa Moshfegh At Hawthorn Time – Melissa … 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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Hot milk, hot!

A quick roundup of my books of the year, so far… I couldn’t have been more pleased to see Deborah Levy’s ‘Hot Milk’ on this year’s Booker Prize long list. It’s a mesmerising, psychological tale of mothers and daughters and … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul…

A game of two halves this week, with two brand new books and two secondhand smashers. I started the week buying Lynsey Hanley’s ‘Respectable: The Experience of Class’. I liked her last book, ‘Estates’ – a personal history of British housing … Continue reading

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