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One Day by David NichollsMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Dex and Em love each other, or do they? This novel uses the unusual format of using one day (July 15) over a course of 20 years to offer snapshots … Continue reading

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Four books

  My Kindle cracked from side to side,With a heavy heart I put it aside,For now, I return to books unread,Till a new one arrives in its stead. Here’s what I finished over the past month: A GAME OF THRONES … Continue reading

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Just finished reading: ‘This Is How You Lose Her’ and ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

“This Is How You Lose Her” is a collection of short stories in English by Junot Díaz, a Dominican American writer. Most of the stories in this collection deal with men’s infidelity and though Diaz’s writing is powerful and evocative, … Continue reading

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Three books

“Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe”Bill Bryson is one of my favourite authors and with this book I crossed another of his humorous travelogues off my reading list. This time Bryson is criss-crossing Europe, detailing his experiences in countries … Continue reading

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Two books

I’ve just finished reading two books. Both were a delight and are highly recommended. The first – Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” – is a monster tome at nearly 800 pages but Tartt is brilliant and this modern-day David Copperfield had … Continue reading

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"India After Gandhi" by Ramachandra Guha

The good thing about reading Ramachandra Guha‘s “India After Gandhi” (2007) is that it’s not a dull history book. It is history, but with a pacy narrative that would rival the craft of Dan Brown. Most of us know – … Continue reading

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"Of Love and Other Demons" (1994) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

On her 12th birthday, the daughter of the Marquis of a Colombian seaport is one of four people bitten by a rabid dog. She’s the only survivor. In a town racked by superstition, people begin to suspect she’s a demon … Continue reading

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