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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: 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: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle

 To me this novel is a growing up story, one that starts very much in the peak of childhood, old enough to be allowed to roam the streets to play with friends but blissfully unaware of the challenges of adult … Continue reading

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Review: Sacred hunger – Barry Unsworth

It feels like it has been a while since I’ve really been gripped by one of the Booker winners, but somewhere between the host of likeable and hateful characters, the tough subject matter and a good to and fro between … Continue reading

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Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan

I got really swept up in this book in a way that doesn’t happen very often (and even less frequently when I’m not on holiday). The title, ‘The Narrow Road to the deep north’ refers to the Burma death railway … Continue reading

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Review: The Elected Member – Bernice Rubens (1970 ‘Lost’ Booker prize winner)

Before I get started on reviewing the book, I started out on this book expecting something different… I work in local government, so to me an elected member is a councillor – which isn’t what this book is about! But … Continue reading

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