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This year's Cuirt Festival of Literature: an amazing line-up

I’ve just come back from the House Hotel where I had the privilege of launching this year’s Cuirt Festival, which is being directed by Dani Gill.  698 more words


“Oh, brothers! I don't care for brothers. My elder brother won't die, and my younger brothers seem never to do anything else.” (Oscar Wilde)

According to a skincare company trying to get me to spend more money, Friday was International Sisters Day. I don’t have a sister so my spending on moisturiser was limited, but I do have a brother. 1,322 more words


The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt

So I finally got round to reading ‘The Sisters Brothers’ by Patrick de Witt, I bought it last August after first noticing it in book shops when it was shortlisted for the Booker prize.  743 more words


"The Sisters Brothers" by Patrick de Witt

Wikipedia says:

The Sisters Brothers is a historical novel by Canadian-born author Patrick deWitt.

The darkly comic, Western-inspired story takes place in Oregon and California in 1851. 276 more words



the sisters brothers // the crossing

There is something fascinating in the western. Something of America; the southern states, of Mexico and the legend of the cowboy, of the caballero; something about the spirit of the horse and the bleak, rugged landscape has a grand power to capture the imagination. 1,737 more words


Book 11 - The Sister Brothers

The voice of Eli carries us through mid-19th century America in Patrick De Witt’s 2011 novel ‘The Sister Brothers’. Eli and Charlie, mismatched brothers are hired hit men, employed by the mysterious figure of the Commodore. 327 more words


Borrow your TV Book Club faves from us

If you are hooked on The TV Book Club you can borrow their recommended reads from Brent Libraries.  The books range from Westerns and thrillers to historical and romantic novels, so there’s sure to be something to suit your tastes. 467 more words

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