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Memories define us.So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love – all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine’s life. Before I go to Sleep – is a […]

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I was delighted that one of the Margaret Atwood novels I had tbr fitted snugly into one of the last years of my A Century of Books and I could join in with Margaret Atwood reading month, hosted by Buried in Print and Consumed by Ink. Life Before Man is a fairly early Atwood novel, […]

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My second read for Read Ireland month was The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright – who I think is a beautiful writer, one who I admire a lot. I absolutely loved both The Gathering and The Green Road, and I was so looking forward to this novel, of which I had heard such good things. […]

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Nina Bawden’s 1976 novel Afternoon of a Good Woman, is a slight, serious novel about a woman’s self-examination and guilt. As the novel opens we learn that Penelope has decided to leave her husband. “Today, Tuesday, the day that Penelope has chosen to leave her husband, is the first really warm day of spring. Her […]

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The Big Sleep was chosen by one of the two book groups I attend for a classic crime theme, I probably would never have read it had it not been. Although I loved the original 1946 film (huge Humphrey Bogart fan here) I don’t think I had ever really fancied reading Raymond Chandler. So I […]

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Recently there has been a little bit of debate about the reviewing of books that have been received by bloggers for free in return for reviews. For me there is, and never has been any debate – if I like it –I’ll say so, if I don’t I’ll say so. I received Tango in Madeira […]

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‘What I want you to have, Imogen, above all, is a sense of your own history; a sense of where you come from, and of the forces that made you.’ Rosamund lies dying in her remote Shropshire home. But before she does so, she has one last task: to put on tape not just her […]

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At the end of January I felt that I had a brilliant start to my reading for 2012 – I had read some lovely books and was looking forward to the ones I have still to read. Well February has also been great. I read 12 books in February only 2 non-fiction – and I […]

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Today is the start of the 1930club, hosted by Karen at Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings and Simon from Stuckinabook, a week which sees readers talking about, reviewing and of course reading books first published in 1930. There are two club weeks each year – and it’s always interesting to see what everyone reads. My first read […]

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Translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette When I bought this little collection of stories, I did so because I wanted to learn something about a country that I don’t know much about. I also wasn’t aware just how small a collection it was. As it was, I read it in the car on the way […]

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