Category Archives: Sarah Waters

My favourite books of the 21st century, so far…

  Recently ‘The Guardian’ published a list of the ‘best’ books of the twenty first century so far. It got me to thinking and so here I present my own list. They may not be acknowledged ‘classics’ (though some are) … Continue reading

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Pride: some lesser known(ish!) reads

Recently I’ve been seeing lots of online posts showing the books which people are reading to celebrate the LGBT+ Pride ‘season’. (Although I’m not sure that ‘season’ is adequate anymore: surely Pride exists all year round to let business get … Continue reading

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Books on Books 2

A series of fictional encounters with books. ‘Fingersmith’ by Sarah Waters ‘The world calls it pleasure. My uncle collects it – keeps it neat, keeps it ordered, on guarded shelves; but keeps it strangely – not for its own sake, … Continue reading

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Outskirts – John Grindrod

John Grindrod’s last book, ‘Concretopia’, was a terrific gazetteer of modern post-war British architecture, those remnants of a time when buildings (and society) faced the future with optimism and hope. ‘Outskirts’ continues this theme, looking at those curious hinterlands intended … Continue reading

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