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The Golden Child by Penelope Fitzgerald

As some of you may be aware, I’ve been taking a break from social media and online comms for personal reasons. Whilst this post doesn’t mark a return to blogging on a regular basis, it does represent an attempt to keep my toe in the water with the bookish community. 1,487 more words

Book Reviews

INTERVIEW - Gregory Norminton

Q: The Devil’s Highway is your first novel for ten years. What was it about this story that inspired you to write it?
I have always wanted to write about my home landscape – by which I mean the landscape of childhood, ‘the happy highways where I went / And cannot come again’. 3,572 more words

Review: My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent

Synopsis: At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; That chaos is coming and only the strong will survive it; That her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world. 457 more words

Book Reviews

For the Joy of Reading: Reservoir 13

Jon McGregor never disappoints.   This is a masterpiece.   It is a lyrical prose poem of transfixing power.   It is a pastoral symphony, an Arcadia, set in an English village in the Peak District between Sheffield, Derby and Manchester.    348 more words

Books And Reading

Reservoir 13

Reservoir 13 was longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize  (and won a bunch of other awards) and I can see why that would be the case. 367 more words

2017 Vancouver Writers Fest

Enchanting accounts of endearment

Book: The Nine Chambered Heart

Author: Janice Pariat

Price: Rs 399

Publisher: HarperCollins

“Perhaps it’s the only way to retain it. Love. 674 more words

Michael Chabon - Moonglow

It seems that 2017 is the year my TBR jar decided to focus on Michael Chabon as it has chosen three of his books : Telegraph Avenue ,which I liked but found too Pynchonesque, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, which I found clever more than anything else and Moonglow, which could possibly be my favourite book of his after The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. 444 more words