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In a class of its own: How to be both

How to be both by Ali Smith

Two stories in one: Del Cossa, a forgotten renaissance artist of the 1460s and George (Georgia), a modern teenage girl mourning the death of her mother. 306 more words

Literature / Fiction

‘An Artist of the Floating World’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

Seemingly slight (a mere 206 pages), Ishiguro’s second novel (published in 1986) is elegant, measured and unexpectedly seductive.

Set in immediate post-war Japan, successful artist Masuji Ono reflects on his life as his youngest child prepares for her… 413 more words


Exploring My Bookshelves #5 : Books with least no. of pages

Exploring My Bookshelves is a bookish meme hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds

Here’s how it works:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too). 
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Book review: When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

With the release of his seventh novel The Buried Giant, I realised I’d rather neglected Kazuo Ishiguro’s back catalogue. The only work I’d read of his was  749 more words

Book Reviews

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven kind of exploded last year all over the internet, especially the book blogs and booktube. A lot of mainstream media covered it, but it was all my favorite sites that really made me believe I would love this book. 968 more words


The Quickening Maze

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

Random House UK, PB, £8.99 (my hardback was found in Oxfam)

Rating: ****

After a lifetime’s struggle with alcohol, critical neglect and depression, in 1840 the nature poet John Clare is incarcerated. 519 more words

Book Reviews

Just Finished: The Sense of an Ending

Yet another Booker that didn’t disappoint.It comprises all the ingredients that make a wonderful,unforgettable book.

I now have Quiet,The Sense of an Ending… 28 more words