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What I've been reading (July)

(Yes, I know it’s August, but I started writing this a while ago…)

At the start of this year, partly because I was about to start my Publishing Masters, and partly because I’d ironically had very little time to read for leisure throughout my literature degree, I made a determination to read more.  528 more words


‘On Chesil Beach’ by Ian McEwan

A short, exquisite book, On Chesil Beach gently unfurls its secrets with its minutiae of secrets, misunderstandings and tensions.

It’s 1962 England and Edward and Florence are spending their wedding night in a small suite in a Georgian hotel overlooking Chesil Beach on the Dorset coast. 462 more words


Last orders

In the last months of his life, as he lay dying in his hospital bed, my best friend Glyn wanted to read nothing but Agatha Christie. 658 more words


Enduring Love

It’s time for another review of a novel by my favourite author, Ian McEwan (Atonement, Sweet Tooth). I’ve gone back to one of his earlier works,  365 more words


July Favourites

Hey guys! It’s been a while, I know.

I’m so sorry that I haven’t been posting, I’ve just had a crazy month really and a lot of personal things have been going on so I’ve been pretty pre-occupied. 912 more words

Book Reviews

Seeking A Foreign Guest Post About Writing

Guest Blog Post Extravaganza!

Hi everyone,

Today I was thinking it would be extremely fun to have a guest post from a foreign writer on my blog. 402 more words

In The Family

Literary summers 

So, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme was all about our favourite books not set in the US. I was half tempted to change it to books not set in the UK and go from there…. 774 more words