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Winston's books Open Letter books and Nobel winner ?

Well I arrived home to three brown envelopes through my door a real bonus , on a day that had been busy at work . I opened them to find three more books to add to the one I got on Saturday from US publisher Open Letter which is attached to the university of Rochester and their… 404 more words

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Hello , hello from Soho to Finland dead bodies are dead bodies

I started this weeks as a change and I had two already and couldn’t justify get another from the British library crime classics and this book a wartime murder in soho fits perfectly an easy reading break from the recent books I have read which include two books by Nobel winner Patrick Modiano . 150 more words

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Weekend reading Papua New Guinea

A short post as I have been busy today put before work today and then at work til ten tonight .I am off this weekend and as I have every second weekend off I like to choose a couple books to try and read this weekend I’m trying a collection of essays and fiction by the great Croat writer Dubravka Ugresic looking forward to this as the lovely Celia Hawksworth has translated it as one of my favourite translators .Then I am off to Asia and a travel memoir from Trish Nicholson about her time teaching in the remote West Speke province as 8 not read a book from Papua New Guinea it is chance to discover this country .
What are your weekend reads ?

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Woman in translation Five from the Archive

One of the beauty of blogging for six plus years is I have a good selection of reviews to look back on so today as others have I ‘ve decide to look back on five books from the archives… 301 more words

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WIT month My lack of #Ferrantefever

Well I decide today to go back and reread the first and second of what is now a quartet of books by the mysterious Italian writer Elena Ferrante , yes reread as I read the first book in the set around the time it came out as I was sent the proof , but for me it was ok , I frankly didn’t get the hype from others (although always weary of hype ).Now was it fact that I maybe read it at the wrong time ? 190 more words

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A little life anniversary gift 8 years and counting

Yesterday saw Amanda and I eighth wedding  anniversary , so as I am very hard to buy for (other than books that is even then I want to know ),I choose a book for my gift from my beloved wife  . 205 more words

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What's best to drink with that summer reading ?

So it’s summer again and what do you drink with your books in the summer , the first picture is a cocktail Amanda and I had last summer my Mojoito is maybe a perfect summer drink . 81 more words

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