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Life of a Counterfeiter, by Yasushi Inoue, translated by Michael Emmerich

Late last year, I found myself unable to resist the tantalising reviews at Winston’s Dad and JacquiWine’s Journal,  and so I lashed out and bought myself a subscription to Pushkin Press.  829 more words

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Dining Alone, Stories from the Table for One, edited by Barbara Santich

I don’t often read short stories, but this collection intrigued me for a number of reasons.  Firstly, it’s edited by Barbara Santich, the food historian who wrote… 987 more words

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Inez, by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden

I’m very fond of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and have listened to it countless times but I’m not familiar with The Damnation of Faust, a piece of music which is integral to this novella by Mexican author Carlos Fuentes.  924 more words

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Navigatio, by Alison Croggon

Serendipidity – it’s a wonderful thing!  I discovered Navigatio purely  by chance via a Twitter trail, and it turns out that I read it during Read a Novella month too.  852 more words

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Castle Rackrent, by Maria Edgeworth

Castle Rackrent is a very short novel: I read the whole thing on the plane coming back from Queensland today.  It’s a satire first published in 1800, by Anglo-Irish author Maria Edgeworth, and it rates a place in… 478 more words

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Captives, by Angela Meyer

The Stonnington ‘untitled’ Literary Festival is coming up later this month (my session is on Sunday afternoon 22/11/15, click here to book, it’s free) and so I’m reading and re-reading the books around our theme ‘That’s Odd: a Discussion with Authors of Spooky, Strange and Macabre Fiction’.  716 more words

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Nightwalkers, by Siv Parker

Just yesterday on TV I caught a snippet of some bloke arcing up about what a terrible place Twitter was, full of shaming and other kinds of beastliness, and all I thought was, sorry, but you are hanging out with the wrong sort of Tweeters, and now you want us to buy your book about it.  472 more words

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