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Taking stock in September

Inspired by Rachel, inspired by Pip

Making : two patchwork cushions for an order for Lindi

Cooking : there’s a photocopied recipe for Julie Sahni’s  384 more words


great Scottish writers - Iain Banks, The Wasp Factory

Iain Banks (1985) The Wasp Factory.

I’ve read this book before and after reading it again I kinda remembered what happened in the end. But I didn’t appreciate it as a work of genius, the kind of thing I’d like to write, as I do now. 732 more words

Iain Banks - Complicity

I was recently recommended this book by a colleague who said I would like it because I love crimes, thrillers and horrors.  I’ve never read any other novels by Iain Banks so I figured I’d give him a shot. 460 more words


Iain Banks, 'The Wasp Factory' (1984)

I first read The Wasp Factory when I was 18. I’d never heard of Banks; but in 1992 he visited a local bookshop to promote his novel  871 more words


Live & Let Die: A Review Of C.F. Peterson's Errant Blood...

There are few things better than discovering a new writer who fills a gap in your life and on your bookshelves that you hadn’t realised needed filling. 664 more words


Suspension Bridge

The Bridge is my favourite of Iain Banks’ fiction novels. After seeing it on a friend’s book shelf I read it in a near panic one humid summer’s afternoon in London. 243 more words

Tim Smith