Category Archives: Merce Rodoreda

Shortcuts: Tangerine/ Death in Spring

At the moment I am wrestling with Rachel Cusk’s ‘Transit’ trilogy of books and will have a review for you shortly. In the meantime, here are some brief snapshots of other books I’ve recently read… ‘Tangerine’ – Christine Mangan With … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading…

Next week I shall be off to my beloved Mallorca for a week of sun, sea, exploration and books – hurrah! But what to read? First up is a book I was drawn by its cover: ‘The Evenings’ by Gerard … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

Firstly, a holiday read. As I will be in Mallorca in a few weeks time, it seemed only pertinent to pick up this classic of Catalan literature which has just been issued by Penguin books. Merce Rodoreda has been hailed … Continue reading

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Music Time: Saint Etienne

Summer’s here, so who better than Saint Etienne, the best band in all the world! And… I’ve finally(!) finalised my holiday reading (I am a natural ditherer): So, alongside Merce Rodereda and Elizabeth David which I wrote about earlier, I’ve … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading

It’s a cold and wet and dark day in Manchester so my thoughts, naturally, turn to my upcoming holiday in Mallorca and what books to take. (And yes, the postcard above is from the place I’m going to!) I LOVE … Continue reading

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February Book Haul

Lots and lots to catch up on! Firstly, Sebastian Barry’s ‘Days Without End’, which won the Costa Book Award. I’m quite intrigued as it doesn’t sound like my usual cup of tea: Pulling together ┬áthe American War of Independence, native … Continue reading

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