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A Masterclass in Dealing with Noisy Neighbours by Marcel Proust

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I was given this slim volume of Marcel Proust’s Letters to the Lady Upstairs for Christmas, and have been keeping it for a rainy day. With the heatwave we’ve been experiencing I can hardly… Continue reading

“You decide for yourself when it will hurt” – Per Petterson’s ‘Out Stealing Horses’ #AW80BOOKS

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I can’t remember whose review it was that initially prompted me to buy Per Petterson’s Out Stealing Horses (2003), but along with the many other rave-review inspired, late night, impulse purchases, it has sat… Continue reading

In bed with Josephine Tey

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As one of my jobs involves working night shifts, I’ve become accustomed to sleeping in the daytime. Working nights is not ideal long term, but I do still get a bit of a… Continue reading

#German Literature Month -‘Inkheart’ by Cornelia Funke

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As November is German Literature month (hosted by Caroline at Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy at Lizzy’s Literary Life) I thought I’d join in the fun by writing a review or… Continue reading

Zen and the Art of Quantum Mechanics: Ruth Ozeki’s ‘A Tale For The Time Being’ #AW80Books

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It’s not often that I’m lost for words, but I’ve been struggling with how to begin writing about Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being. My mind has been completely blown by it. In… Continue reading

Sunshine and Wisteria plus Popcorn and Pyjamas – How to turn everyday into an Enchanted April.

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After reading and luxuriating in the wondrous novel, The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim, I couldn’t resist getting hold of a copy of the DVD for an afternoon of sunshine and wisteria at San… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘Roseanna’ by Sjowall & Wahloo

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I’m afraid this review will be more ‘scanty’ than ‘Scandi’. It’s always more difficult to find time to write during the school holidays, but currently, I also have a poorly child struck down… Continue reading

Englebert Humperdinck – Sorry that username is unavailable.

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My daughter and I were looking for something to watch on the Digital Theatre website, and she liked the look of the opera ‘Hansel and Gretel’. We were about to download it when… Continue reading

Much Ado About Who?

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When David Tennant’s Doctor regenerated, my daughter and I clung to each other sobbing, our heads aching and eyes puffy from tears. After a while I did grow to love Matt Smith, but… Continue reading