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Advent calendar 24th December – The book I’d most like to find under the tree

This is an almost impossible question for me to answer. If a book is in print and I want it, then I acquire it, either purchasing it myself or if it might be a title for Glenogle & Bell subscribers … Continue reading

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Advent calendar 23rd December – My book of the year

Life After Life, Kate Atkinson‘s novel which told the story of Ursula Todd again and again through the twentieth century, was a massive success winning prizes and enthralling readers. For her next book, A God In Ruins, she turned her … Continue reading

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Advent calendar 22nd December – My favourite Christmas book

Like books set in Edinburgh, there are so many Christmas books to choose from, but my favourite is Doing Christmas by Sarah Garland. We came across this when The Son was a baby and that sun-faded, slightly chewed board book … Continue reading

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Advent calendar 21st December – A book set where you live

Living in Edinburgh, I have a multitude of books to choose for this category. Rebus roams the streets solving crime, as does Isabel Dalhousie while Jean Brodie visits Cramond – formerly a village now a suburb – on the edge … Continue reading

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Advent calendar 20th December – The book you’ve read more than three times

I like to re-read, whether it’s a book that always cheers me up or one that brings back happy memories. But the most rewarding re-reads are when each visit gives something fresh. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel … Continue reading

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