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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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Book review: The Opposite of Loneliness

This is a review I would never want to write. For every word that I read and love, I feel SUCH a deep sadness. Because Marina Keegan’s essays and short stores, The Opposite of Loneliness, are a the work of … Continue reading

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novel ideas – Summer reads

We’re on countdown now for the Summer holidays. no more Latin, no more French with LOTS OF pyjama mornings.  And so I have spent the last week pulling together a stack of books to keep us all happy (and quiet) … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dept. of Speculation

Last month saw the long awaited launch of Jenny Offill’s new novel, Dept. of Speculation.  And the initial reviews couldn’t have been more tempting.  I rushed out to buy a copy and started page turning.  But nothing was gripping me … Continue reading

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