Tag Archives: Gwendoline Riley

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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This week’s book haul

A modest selection this week: ‘Christodora’ by Tim Murphy, which promises a ‘powerfully moving story if one family and a bold and poignant portrait of the bohemian Manhattan of sex, drugs, art, and activism over four decades.’ I’ve started it … Continue reading

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First Love – Gwendoline Riley

At the start of Jeanette Winterson’s novel ‘Oranges are Not the Only Fruit’, the character ¬†Jeanette says of her parents, ‘My father liked to watch the wrestling, my mother liked to wrestle; it didn’t matter what. She was in the … Continue reading

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