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Yes, I’m still here!

“Don’t forget to update your blog, “ said a friend and I was shocked to look and see that I haven’t written here since the beginning of last year. Given that I’ve been blogging since way back—about 2005, I think—I … Continue reading

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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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