A powerful novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.
This week we look at books read and reviewed, see what’s been happening with Dewithon and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
Reading. Looking. Thinking. A new feature that enables me to ramble on about almost anything. You are invited to participate.
One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the world in 80 days – and he is determined not to lose!
This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover some of the best writing about books on the blogosphere and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
Young Silvie, along with her mother and abusive father, are in a remote Northumberland camp as an exercise in experiential archaeology. Sarah Moss’s forthcoming novel has much to say about female affinity and friendship.
A dark but highly amusing coming-of-age story, which encompasses sexuality, mental health, class, religion and contemporary politics. Caoilinn Hughes has written a stunningly ambitious debut novel.
After masses of nominations and much lively debate Hay Fest came up with the top 100 books by women over the last century. I intend to read my way through the list!
This week we look at books read and reviewed, see what’s been happening on the blog while I’ve been away and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
In this, the third of my occasional features about Wales to be posted in the run-up to Dewithon 2019, we look at an informative little book about Welsh literature.
My sixth and final day at Hay Festival 2018.
A few pictures from my fourth day at Hay.
An end of week recap from Hay Festival 2018.
A hasty dispatch to keep you apprised of my second day at Hay.
My first brief update from Hay Festival 2018.
‘Twas the night before Hay… This year I will join the throng of Hay-goers heading for Britain’s most famous book festival – an event famously described by Bill Clinton as “The Woodstock of the mind”!
Described as “a brilliantly irreverent satire of Fleet Street and its hectic pursuit of hot news”, I was unfortunately unable to connect with Scoop – one of Evelyn Waugh’s most popular novels.