What a wonderfully diverse and gratifying reading year 2017 turned out to be!
Month: December 2017
A heart-warming and original short story.
Father Christmas left these beauties under my tree. Did you receive any long-coveted titles in your stocking today?
Set in a rural village in England’s Peak District – an upland area at the southern end of the Pennines – The Reservoir Tapes was first aired on BBC Radio 4 as a specially commissioned short fiction series.
There are no weak parts to Helen Garner’s collection – it is simply that some stories are more brilliant than others.
It’s very nearly Chrimbo, so I thought I would amuse myself by taking part in the Book Blogger Hop.
At 162 pages, Ru is a short but intense potpourri of vignettes – powerful, superbly realized and well worth reading.
A controversial 4,000 word tale by Kristen Roupenian has appeared in The New Yorker.
A Maigret Christmas is the title story from a newly translated book of short stories in which the burly detective receives an unexpected visit from two ladies on Christmas morning.
While The Extraordinary Life of A A Milne will undoubtedly delight fans, it should also appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in the author and his famous teddy bear.
Writer, James Dixon, has created an offbeat protagonist in Willem Gyle.