Category Archives: Mark Haddon

This week’s book haul

I bought Kerry Hudson‘s ‘Lowborn’ last week and I’m almost finished already. It is powerful book about growing up in some of the most poverty stricken areas of the country and about how it feels to escape that poverty, leaving … Continue reading

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Pant-wetting excitements

It is cold and dark and wet and Britain seems hell bent on self destruction so I’m going to try to cheer myself up my thinking about some of the literary treats we have in the months ahead. Lanny by … Continue reading

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‘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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