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Happy New Year and New Book News

The world heaved an audible sigh of relief as the year turned, I think, collectively looking forward to better days. 2020 was a year where life itself felt far more fragile than usual, a global reminder of our own mortality. … Continue reading

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On libraries.

As an awkward and out-of-place teenager, books were my comfort, my inspiration and my solace. I was – and am – a voracious reader and we couldn’t possibly have afforded to buy enough books to meet my needs and so … Continue reading

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Shelf notes: Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

 This, Susie Steiner’s second novel, is crime fiction that goes beyond the usual police procedural. A missing young woman is at the centre of the story, drawn in detail even though we see little of her. Steiner does a great … Continue reading

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Shelf Notes – Miss Christie Regrets by Guy Fraser-Sampson

This is the second book in the Hampstead Murders series which kicked off last year with Death In Profile. This time a murder has occurred inside the Burgh House museum and, handily, Detective Sergeant Karen Willis happens to be on … Continue reading

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Summer reading suggestions and books to pre-order

 Now that the move is over, I’m looking forward to catching up on some reading, both proofs that will be out this autumn and recent acquisitions. Top of the pile is Mount! by Jilly Cooper. I am so pleased to … Continue reading

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