Category Archives: Mark Haddon

‘Pond’ Claire-Louise Bennett

  Prior to going away on holiday I ordered a copy of ‘Two Stories’, a celebration of the first publication by The Hogarth Press, set up by Virginia and Leonard Woolf in 1917 to publish their work and others who … Continue reading

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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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Shortcuts

I’ve gotten a little behind with my reviews recently, so to remedy that here are a few quick reviews of recent reads: The Travelling Bag – Susan Hill. This was a terrible disappointment. That’s not to say it’s a terrible … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul – post holiday special!

Back in dear old Blighty and you find me angry, sad and afraid following yesterday’s EU referendum result – but I’m not going to dwell on that here…maybe in a few days when things have sunk in a little. Some nice stuff … Continue reading

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