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Synopsis Una and her younger sister Hal have been abruptly summoned to live in New Delhi by their diplomat father Sir Edward Gwithiam. From the first meeting with their new tutor and companion, the beautiful Eurasian Alix Lamont, Una senses a hidden motive to their presence. But through the pain of the months to come, […]

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A couple of days ago I found out about Rumer Godden reading week thanks to a comment on a recent blog post. It started yesterday hosted by Brona of Brona’s books. As I finished the Beryl Bainbridge I was reading I decided to read China Court by Rumer Godden which I have had tbr quite […]

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Following on from my favourite books of the year post – is my December reads. December is a funny old month – it seems to fly by, and famously January goes on for ever. I had an ok reading month – which definitely could have been a lot better as I had some lovely time […]

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My intention had been to read and review two books for the #1956club – but I am already having to acknowledge a failure. I am currently drawing to the end of The Last Resort by Pamela Hansford Johnson – review later in the week – but that will have to be my only contribution. I […]

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This gorgeous collection was gifted to me from Virago as part of their #VMC40 celebrations, and very grateful I am to have it. Writers as Readers contains a myriad of fascinating voices, writers talking about other writers. With an introduction by Donna Coonan; Editorial director, Virago Modern Classics, this collection is a glorious anthology of […]

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Happy birthday VMC

This May sees the fortieth anniversary of Virago Modern Classics – an imprint I read voraciously. I expect most of you will know that I greatly prefer the old green VMCs that were published from the end of the 1970s through to the 1990s. Some of the more recent designs I have been less thrilled […]

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July in review

How on earth did August happen already – phew! I’m sitting here just hours after returning from a short trip to Paris. My first coach trip – which might seem an insane way to travel to Paris – but I really liked it, and will do it again I’m sure. There is after all, a […]

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As you read this I should be travelling home from a long weekend away – a coach trip to Paris. It is the beginning of the school holidays – a time when I am grateful for having a term time only contract. I’m hoping to get a lot of reading time during the next five […]

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June saw me returning to work after four weeks off sick during May, this is certainly reflected in the amount of reading I have done, I have been so tired! Anyway, I completed eight books, and although I have started another, my tiredness the last two days has meant I haven’t been able to get […]

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I have been buying books again, I sometimes wonder where I will put them. I did manage to get rid of three or four large bagfuls of books I read years ago and am pretty sure I don’t want to read again. Still the books keep coming – and of course I thought I would […]

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