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  • Source type: Blog
  • On Teads since: 23/03/2010
  • Teads score: 0.0501161
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Language: English

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  • Ranking: General

    (Position on 12/2014)
  • Ranking: Culture

    (Position on 12/2014)
  • Ranking: Literature

    (Position on 12/2014)

Latest articles

  • Cornflower

    My post of a couple of weeks ago was concerned with new books, but some 'old' ones have given as much pleasure or more and have earned their Cornflower Blue too. In no particular order then come Cynthia Harnett's The Wool-Pack (I read it here), Mary Stewart's The Crystal Cave (it turns out I knew Lady Stewart's editor), The Silent Traveller in Oxford by Chiang Yee (a man after my own heart),...

  • Cornflower

    Just a quick post to follow up on this one from a few months ago and to say that I am at long last reading a novel of Elizabeth Goudge's - The Runaways (also known as Linnets and Valerians) - and it is a joy, every page a delight! Thanks to everyone who left a comment on that earlier post; they show in no uncertain terms that EG was a writer who touched people's hearts and made a deep and lasting...

  • Cornflower

    This has not been a vintage reading year for me; I've read fewer books than usual, and of them only a handful stand out, so the number awarded the Cornflower Blue in 2014 is tiny compared to last year, say, but still, the honoured five are up there with the best of them. Esteemed runners-up in the fiction category are Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss (there's a post on it here), Little Egypt by...