Tag Archives: fiction

Recent Links I’ve Loved

It’s time for a round-up of things that have caught my eye recently – an eclectic collection. Commercial women’s fiction, the much-derided chick-lit, is unfairly sneered at. As Lizzy Kremer, an agent with David Higham Associates, points out in this … Continue reading

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The books we give to others.

An article in The Telegraph last week asked what are the books we find ourselves giving as gifts again and again and again.  It set me thinking; I give books as gifts frequently although it sometimes strikes me that some … 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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12 Books of Christmas – Set of F Scott Fitzgerald novels to give away

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” Alma Books are a fantastic independent publisher who produce some great original writing but I’m also a huge fan of their Alma Classics list.  When the … Continue reading

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Twelve Books of Christmas – Simon & Schuster crime fiction

Some of the best crime fiction around is published by Simon & Schuster and they’ve very generously sent me quite a bundle. Firstly, there are three proofs of forthcoming titles: Orient by Christopher Bollen (April 2015), The Mountain Story by … Continue reading

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