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#hblbookclub Apple Tree Yard

I was introduced to Louise Doughty when she read an excerpt of Apple Tree Yard on Radio 4’s Open Book with Mariella Frostrup, but it has taken me almost a year to get round to reading it because boring things like university and adulthood kept getting in the way. 251 more words

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Van has finished reading...Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty

When you consider what happens in Louise Doughty’s Whatever You Love, it’s a surprisingly quiet book. The slow deliberation of the prologue, the conscious shying away from the ranting and railing seems at odds with what one might expect, yet there’s a truth in such representation, in the detachment of remembering. 342 more words

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Dreadful Downton dialogue

I watched Downton Abbey the other night, for the first time. Before that, my only contact with it had been sitting next to Hugh Bonneville in the Business Class lounge at Los Angeles airport, and that was only because Air NZ lost my luggage for nine days on the way out and had to give me enough points for an upgrade. 646 more words

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More Books I've Read in 2015

I don’t have time to write full-length reviews of everything I read but here are some thoughts on other books I’ve read and (mostly) enjoyed over the last few months of 2015. 756 more words

Books

Apple Tree Yard- Louise Doughty

I vaguely remember this having a huge online hype when it first came out, but I ended up picking it up in a charity shop in the summer. 173 more words

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One-Minute Book Reviews, vol. 10


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
By Ken Kesey (1962)

If the book were as good as the movie, I would have been happy.  However, as is usually the case, the book includes dimensions that go beyond the film that earned five Oscars.  2,197 more words

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Apple Tree Yard - What I've Learnt

This novel gives us a mixture of information, from a tour around London to particulars about genetics. 771 more words

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