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The Dame of Mystery

Do I have a favorite Agatha Christie novel?   Well, there’s quite a few to like.

Here’s a list of my Top Ten Faves, a.k.a. my “Ten Little Indians” list . 55 more words

Author's Voice

Bequia? Where on earth is Bequia?

In which roughseasinthemed travels to the Caribbean.

Apparently Bequia is a tropical paradise in the Caribbean, and specifically, one of the Grenadines, part of St Vincent and the Grenadines, which are also part of the Windward Islands, and the greater chain of islands known as the Lesser Antilles. 1,401 more words

Book Reviews

Americanese

Bullying and internet-bashing is a rather nasty phenomenon. Very playground and equally if not more damaging.

I’ve read a few blog posts with authors complaining about bad reviews. 1,166 more words

WPlongform

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

Man Booker Prize

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