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What a Difference a Page Makes – or Hindrances to Actual Reading

I’ve just finished reading a book for New Books in German (so really I should be writing a report on it – I will, in a bit, honest) and it struck me as I was thinking about it, how much … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

I had to join a very long waiting list to get this book from the library, having been awaiting it with feverish anticipation even before it came out, so I was thrilled to finally pick up a copy last week. … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Watermelon on Your Head – Q&A with Daniel Hahn

At the end of the village, behind a green door, lived happy Miss Jolly, with Melvin, her boar. “What makes her so happy? We really must learn! “Cried her neighbours, Miss Whimper, Miss Grouch and Miss Stern. “It’s awful being … Continue reading

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Pawn in Frankincense (Lymond, Book 4)

When I finished reading The Disorderly Knights, I mentioned that I was strangely reluctant to get reading Pawn in Frankincense (Dorothy Dunnett, 1969), despite having it lined up ready. This was because I had heard that it was heart-breaking – … Continue reading

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Monkey and ME

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a big fan of Emily Gravett’s lovely picture books, so when we went out to The Book Hive, our wonderful local indie bookshop, to spend the boys’ World Book Day book tokens, I may have … Continue reading

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