Category Archives: Sarah Moss

A HUGE August Book Haul, plus holiday reading

A Book Haul Finally – charity shops are open again! Hurrah! My first charity purchase in many months is an old classic, a lovely first edition of Derek Jarman’s angry memoir-cum-polemic ‘At Your Own Risk’. (1992). In it he touches … Continue reading

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Beautiful Books 17

Call me fickle, but as you’ve probably guessed from this series of ‘Beautiful Books’ I see books as both objects and texts…which means that sometimes I might just buy a book because of its cover or design, and beautiful book … Continue reading

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A Book Haul – July 2020

First up, a couple of books which I bought specifically for a summer holiday in a few week’s time (fingers crossed!). ‘Magpie Lane’ by Lucy Atkins has had some excellent ‘word of mouth’ recommendations. ‘When the eight-year-old daughter of an … Continue reading

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Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

‘Who are the ghosts again, us or our dead? Maybe they imagined us first, maybe we were conjured out of the deep past by other minds.’ With Ghost Wall, Sarah Moss has produced a tiny masterpiece, a novel which – … Continue reading

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Scary stories for Hallowe’en

There are many scary stories out there, from Stephen King and Shirley Jackson to the wonderful Pan Books of Horror Stories. Hopefully, the following selection includes some lesser known and unexpected choices… Firstly, in her centenary year, some Muriel Spark. … Continue reading

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This month’s book haul…plus

Firstly this month is a book which I have almost finished and which might well be my favourite book of the year so far: Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss. I’d not read anything by Moss before but have become increasingly … Continue reading

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