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A Winner and a Finalist

So, we have a winner for October’s Reading Roulette and it is…..drum roll please……The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt.

Voting was very close and I have a feeling that I might try and squeeze The Thirteenth Tale and The Hound of the Baskervilles into October’s reading plans as well! 133 more words

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Reading Roulette - October!

It seems like a long time since I have done a Reading Roulette, but I think it’s time once again to put my literary fate in your capable hands and ask you to pick one of my October reads from the 746! 326 more words

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Sunday Special #26

Two weeks in a row! What is this, a roll or something?

The Guardian’s Digested Read takes on Jonathan Franzen’s new doorstop of a novel,  215 more words


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


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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