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Bottom's dream or Nightmare or is it Jam and Jerusalem Epic reading options

I saw earlier today a post on conversational reads That Scott Esposito had posted a picture of this year maybe most awaited amoung die hard translated fans and that is the epic Bottom’s dream by Arno Schmidt , whom… 240 more words


Some recent arrivals at Winston's towers

The first of four books to arrive in the last few days is the latest by one of the best known writers in translation in recent years Herman Koch whose The Dinner is one of those books that was a runaway success. 175 more words


Two faces Italy and Iceland march on euro 2016

I arrived home yesterday to two books through the post . I was surprised firstly by an odd similarity in the two cover images. The first book young bride by Alessandro Barico the Italian writer follows a young women joining a noble family but as she does so she has learned secrets from each of her new family members. 118 more words


7 years bloganniversary let's go to Spain

The wordpress app told me at weekend it was seven years since winstonsdad started its trip around the world of Literature. In that time I have managed to review 635 books from 103 countries a real tour of the world . 271 more words


I'm back welcome to my book cave winstonsdad new HQ

Well its been a week since I moved from my old house to our new home which I now have a room for all the books a personnel library come office to blog from and read. 247 more words


Still reading but blog block

I’m still readin g as much as ever but last week’s found blogging slow. Well there is two reasons for this the first is some weeks I just can’t find time every other week at work I do 45 hour weeks and just recently have found blogging these weeks harder than in past. 129 more words


A Nobel Double Two by Svetlana

I have in the last few days received two books from last years Nobel winner. This the first book that arrived Second hand time is a selection of interviews she has taken to form a piece on the post soviet world and how it has formed a new world and in her use of many voice to individual monologues see how the post soviet society is affecting the every man and woman on the street. 120 more words