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A(nother) Review: Sal by Mick Kitson

It’s that glorious time of the year for people in the business that is books… no, not my birthday, or the re-stocking of titles that are going onto the school reading lists for the next term. 587 more words

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Under The Skin - Michel Faber


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Under The Skin recommended for my reading by James Everington who also recommended recently Under The Volcano and Under The Garden.

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#bookreview The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas


Goodreads blurb:

Great Aunt Oleander is dead. To each of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods might be deadly, but then again they might also contain the secret of enlightenment. 450 more words

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Ye Jacobites by Name

Bonnie Prince Charlie, ‘The Young Pretender’, and his father James, ‘The Old Pretender’, were the subjects of songs, poems and stories praising and reviling them during their lifetimes, and pretty much ever since. 863 more words

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Best of 2017 | Mid-year wrap-up

As we’re already half way through the year (say what…it seemed only yesterday I was thinking about my new year’s resolution and guzzling the last of the Christmas prosecco!) I thought I’d do a quick wrap up of my favourite reads so far. 926 more words

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Review: How To Stop Time

A: Read Matt Haig’s latest novel! Its beauty, depth and humanity will make you forget the end of your lunch break, miss your Tube stop, take you beyond sleep. 391 more words

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A Life In Pictures: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To Alasdair Gray & Kevin Brown...

The latest podcast is a fascinating conversation with two previous guests, the writer and artist, Alasdair Gray, and the driving force behind Songs For Scotland… 276 more words

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