Archive: Recommendations

Tideline – Penny Hancock

Tideline – Penny Hancock Tideline is a very creepy book and a real page turner. Sonia’s marriage is falling apart and she is reluctant to leave her childhood home a Greenwich house that backs onto the…

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The Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach

The Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach There’s been a lot of publicity surrounding this book, notably reports of a $650,000 advance and comparisons to Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections.   I’d seen a lot…

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A Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

A Sense of An Ending – Julian Barnes Julian Barnes has finally won the Booker with this book, so I had some expectation that this might be a great read. It wasn’t, it’s OK, it’s an easy interesting re…

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Fold – Tom Campbell

Fold – Tom Campbell I’ve been reluctant to review this book. I went to one of Tom’s readings in Kentish Town and met some of his friends, some of which I’d met before. We had a great evening. He told…

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Snowdrops – A D Miller

Snowdrop – A D Miller Our main protagonist, Nicholas, is told by his best friend Steve, that, ‘In Russia… there are no business stories. And there are no politics stories. There are no love stories….

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Annabel – Kathleen Winter

Annabel – Kathleen Winter I rushed home to read this book, it’s that good. Set in a remote village in Labrador Canada  a child is born with both male and female parts, and only one close friend knows…

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Ordinary Thunderstorms – William Boyd

Ordinary Thunderstorms – William Boyd US resident, but British born, climatologist, Adam Kindred comes over to London for a job interview after splitting up with his wife. After the interview he witne…

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