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Review: The Sellout – Paul Beatty 

I had planned to read this Man Booker Prize winner last of the list as it’s the most recent winner. However current circumstances meant it’s my 3rd from last read of the winners up to and including 2016!  The circumstances … Continue reading

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Review: Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally

I think this book is the first that’s really blown me away of all the Booker winners I’ve read so far. I was (& still am) a bit confused as to why it won the Booker prize for fiction when … Continue reading

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Review: Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively

Moon Tiger is the story of Claudia, a woman coming to the end of her life, reflecting and drifting back and forth from the past to the current time, both consciously and subconsciously. The book tells the story of “the … Continue reading

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Review: Saville – David Storey 

The book starts in a very unassuming way, over the first couple of chapters it sets the scene of war time family life in a rural pit village. It explores aspects of class, equality and family life. The Saville’s are … Continue reading

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Review: Hotel du Lac – Anita Brookner 

The novel tells the story of a female author who’s been ‘sent away’ by her friends for some rest and recoup station in the wake of seemingly disgracing herself by not going through with her wedding on the day.  This … Continue reading

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Review: Heat and Dust – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 

This novel has a dual narrative of two women distantly from the same family (the first wife of the others grandfather) but a few generations apart. It’s another Booker set in India (I seem to be reading them back to … Continue reading

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Review: The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell

Something that I have noticed about the winners of the booker prize so far (the ones I have read) is that lots of them are set in or about colonial India and The Siege of Krishnapur is no different. I … Continue reading

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