Category Archives: Shelf Notes

Shelf notes: In The Woods by Tana French

It’s a well-worn trope that crime writing isn’t taken as seriously as other genres – even a writer such as John Banville dismisses the crime novels that he writes under the pseudonym of Benjamin Black. However, as Allan Massie writes … Continue reading

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Shelf Notes: The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh (based on the characters of Dorothy L Sayers*

After the successes of her previous additions to the Sayers canon, Jill Paton Walsh has revisited Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in the 1950s. Now Duke of Denver, Peter has also inherited the post of Visitor at St Severin’s colleges … Continue reading

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Shelf Notes: A Place For Us by Harriet Evans*

Somehow I’ve never got round to reading one of Harriet Evans‘ novels until now. Beginning her career at The Lady magazine where she learnt how to polish chandeliers, she moved quickly on to publishing jobs at Penguin and then Headline … Continue reading

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Shelf Notes: The Long Fall by Julia Crouch*

The Long Fall is the fourth novel by Julia Crouch and I must read more.  I have a feeling that there’s a copy of Cuckoo kicking around somewhere… *waves hand vaguely in direction of double-stacked and disorganised wall of books … Continue reading

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Recent reading

I read prodigiously – both from a lifelong love of books but also because running the Glenogle and Bell Book Company means that I need to keep up to date with new titles so that I can send our customers … Continue reading

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