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5 Books on my To-Read-List

What’s the mark of a true reader?
It has one book in it’s hand and five others in its head, adding to the perpetually growing To-Read-List. 503 more words


Queue? Not even for Tom Hanks, thanks.

Waterstones are (well, they were yesterday) flogging the possibility that you might get a ticket to stand in a very long queue at some unknown London venue to ‘meet’ Tom Hanks, as he signs his new book. 269 more words


The Cat

A young mum and her two children came into the shop one afternoon.  She  asked for The Magic Rocking Chair but her son wanted Lord of the Rings… 222 more words

Browse : The World in Bookshops edited by Henry Hitchings

“It is on our own bookshelves, packed with our purchases, that we find the archives of our desires, enthusiasms and madnesses.” (Henry Hitchings)

In Pushkin Press’s… 1,284 more words

Non Fiction

Trade launch

I know some of you who read this blog regularly are writers – others are interested in the writing world. So you have probably picked up on the fact that I have a new book coming out in November – the book I’ve had on my heart to write for a good few years – … 389 more words

Jenny Jan 2011

In Any Human Heart, Oxfam Greenwich bookshop, London