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If only…

On those days when I’m between books and can’t quite settle on something new, I often think about those ‘if only..’ books which I long to read but know that they will only ever exist in my imagination. Here are … Continue reading

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The Psychometry of Tony Warren. Part One

‘Strictly speaking, psychometry is the occult power of divining the properties of things by mere contact. I do not recommend it as an alternative to reading but it is an exciting supplement’ Jeanette Winterson I love books. I love the … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul – holiday special!

Old and new this week – today’s WONDERFUL charity shop find is ‘The First Pan Book of Horror Stories’. I loved these books as a teenager and have been thrilled to discover that they’re just as good now. Unlike this … Continue reading

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‘Up the Junction’ Nell Dunn

  In the late 1950s Nell Dunn and her husband Jeremy Sandford moved to Battersea, south London, to witness what they saw as ‘real life’. Both came from privileged backgrounds – Sandford via public school and Oxbridge, Dunn via her … Continue reading

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Holiday reading

After finding this glorious postcard in a charity shop, I realised it was time to set about one of my favourite pastimes: deciding on my holiday reading, a task fraught with risks and encumbered with rules. The first point I need … Continue reading

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