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Offshore — Penelope Fitzgerald

I read the majority of Offshore over a two-day period of supervising children hiking across the Kentish Weald in the middle of a heat wave. Although a mere 40 miles from Battersea where the events of the book are set, it felt like a world away and I will preface the comments I am about to make by observing that this may have contributed to my being in two minds about the novel which I found at once intriguing and underwhelming. 444 more words

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The Children’s Book — A. S. Byatt

When I wrote about Wolf Hall two weeks ago, I claimed that “possibly The Children’s Book which lost out to Wolf Hall in 2009 is a better-crafted work”. 762 more words

Man Booker Prize

The British [Author] Invasion! An Interview with Rebecca Sherwin

Our British Invasion is off to a great start, with the spotlight on Rebecca Sherwin today, K.L. Shandwick on Wednesday, and Sydney Jamesson on Friday! (On Thursday, we will feature an epic, “Battle of the British Book Boyfriends”!) Check out our “team coverage” here and on… 1,248 more words

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Recent Reads: Neil Gaiman - "The Ocean At The End Of The Lane"

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
Neil Gaiman
Fantasy / Magical Realism


Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. 965 more words

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You can keep rereading Life After Life and never know it

That’s exactly what I wanted to do when I finished Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life. I wanted to flip back to the front cover and start all over again. 237 more words


Book Review: "Never Let Me Go"

I did it! I finished a book on my Summer Reading List (to read the full thing, check out this post). Hurray for me. Here are my thoughts on Kazuo Ishiguro’s  794 more words

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