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Advent calendar 9th December – the book you couldn’t finish

Picking one book out of the dozens I don’t finish each year was almost impossible. Books arrive faster than I can read and the ones sent by publishers are sometimes indiscriminate, often not titles I would choose. That can be … Continue reading

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Advent calendar 8th December – first literary crush

It was the early 80s and I’d discovered KM Peyton‘s Flambards series and my first literary crush was Mark Russell. He was dreadful to his horses and to the servants and behaved truly appallingly to Violet the impregnated housemaid but … Continue reading

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Advent calendar 7th December – A book that should be better known

It seems bit odd to nominate a book in this category which this week sees a film adaptation released and a decade ago was voted as the best Scottish book of all time, but Sunset Song, the first of Lewis … Continue reading

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Advent calendar 6th December – favourite fictional detective

My friend Cat Down Under has summed up today’s category in a nutshell. Or in rather more than a nutshell as that’s kind of the problem. If you read crime fiction, how do you narrow down the brigade of fictional … Continue reading

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Advent calendar 5th December – The Book I Wish I’d Written

This was a really difficult category to choose a book for. I looked along the shelves at home and there were so many I could have chosen but I decided in the end to pick One Good Turn by Kate … Continue reading

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