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the birthday edit

A few of my readers were curious enough to ask me what I was given for my birthday (a couple of weeks ago). I suppose I fall into that dreadful category of ‘impossible to buy for’ or ‘she gets given … Continue reading

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Unthology 5 – a book of shorts

Short stories hardly seem to get a look in. I’m such a fan though and love to read them before bed, in a half hour tea slot or even while waiting for a bus (or 2). And, besides, they’re really difficult … Continue reading

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book review: Us – David Nicholls

Cast your mind back to the summer of 2009 and choose any tube journey you might have taken. Remember the orange paperback EVERYONE had his/her nose in? There’s no doubt that David Nicholls’ One Day was an enormous hit: the … Continue reading

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book review: The Dinner

Last night I couldn’t bear to shut my eyes. But after having been home for over a week, I can’t blame the jet lag. I felt compelled to finish Herman Koch’s The Dinner. And now I feel compelled to urge … Continue reading

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