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Review: Last Orders – Graham Swift 

‘Last Orders’ is the most I’ve enjoyed one of the Booker winners for a while now. It might be in part due to the context in which I read it – the start of a two week tropical holiday with … Continue reading

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Review: The Famished Road – Ben Okri

I’ve never been a massive fan of fantasy genre books (Ahem… with the exception of Harry Potter) but the Famished Road is well off the scale on the fantasy realms. Telling the story of Azaro, young spirit child, in a … Continue reading

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Review: Bring up the bodies – Hilary Mantel 

I’ve been dreading reading this book ever since I failed to complete reading Wolf Hall and a part of me wasn’t sure what to do as this is the sequel to Wolf Hall which I hadn’t learnt the end of! … 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: Midnights Children – Salman Rushdie

It was only in reading ‘Staying On’ about post colonial India that I realised I’d never written a review of Salman Rushdies ‘Midnights Children’. This was another audio book I listened to on my commute – all 24 hours of it, … Continue reading

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