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Not going too far - just far enough

“Just how far would you like to go?” the enigmatic Frank asks in the sleeve notes to the Dylan album John Wesley Harding. “Not too far,” comes the reply. 365 more words

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Book Review: Rooms

(Not to be confused with Room, which is also good.)

The other day I hopped on a bus and went to meet a friend for dinner. 763 more words

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Interview with Nicci Gerrard

The other day I read & reviewed The Twilight Hour, which is in the running for my Book of the Year 2014. It’s a wonderful, touching story, and you can read my… 1,584 more words

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Book Review: The Twilight Hour

2014 is proving to be a really good year for books. This is exciting, because the past couple of years haven’t been so great (or maybe I just haven’t been buying the right books). 656 more words

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Half Wild - Sample Chapter

We have lots of book-related treats this week! A while ago I wrote about Half Bad, a young adult novel by Sally Green which was refreshingly interesting and had some great characters. 90 more words

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My Writer’s Room - Graeme Simsion


As several of you probably know from my constant tweets and general recommendations, I am a huge fan of The Rosie Project. Its sequel, The Rosie Effect, dropped through my door a few weeks ago and, from the opening line – “Orange juice was not scheduled for Wednesdays.” – I was hooked. 483 more words

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