Category Archives: Olivia Laing

This month’s book haul

I so miss bookshops. That lovely mooching and fingering and stumbling across titles you  so desperately want, never even knew existed, or which you never even knew that you desperately wanted. That enticing awareness of so many books, so little … Continue reading

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Crudo – Olivia Laing

‘Crudo’ is a beautifully produced book, with fine, thick paper and clever finishing touches such as the tiny crab and the shellfish hammer printed on the end pages. As a novel, however, I found it frustrating, all the more so … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

Olivia Laing’s ‘Crudo‘ has been much hyped and praised in the press, so I really had to buy a copy. It’s a short novel (which is always a bonus in my eyes), the only drawback being that the main character … Continue reading

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