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1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

First things first, a confession: I actually started reading “Wolf Hall” in December 2015. What can I say – it’s a BIG book, December is a busy time of year and, frankly, I spent a lot of it being far too drunk to be reading anything. 853 more words


Review: The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollinghurst

Hollinghurst’s 2004 winner of the Booker prize, The Line of Beauty, is set in the early 1980s in the aftermath of Margaret thatcher winning her second term in office.  340 more words


Review: The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger is something so unusual it comes along only once in a generation. In the book the ‘White Tiger’ is Balram Halwai. The book is written through a series of late night letters from Balram to the Chinese Premier, Mr Jiabao, who is due to be visiting India. 272 more words

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Ritesh Batra's next is an adaptation of the The Sense of an Ending starring Oscar winning actor

After wowing the audience with the critically acclaimed and award winning directorial debut, Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra will directThe Sense of an Ending… 281 more words


Review: The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes

This books is funny, sad, wise and reflective. Definitely not all at once, it moves through the mental states of the protagonist whilst also moving he moves through youth and then old age.   331 more words

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Review: The Siege of Krishnapur - J.G. Farrell

Something that I have noticed about the winners of the booker prize so far (the ones I have read) is that lots of them are set in or about colonial India and The Siege of Krishnapur is no different. 274 more words

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Review: Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel

A lady called Wendy has written a brilliant opener to her review of Wolf Hall on the good reads website, and whilst I don’t have the grammatical knowledge to agree or disagree with the rest of her review I think she hit the nail on the head in the first paragraph… 440 more words

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