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

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  • Cornflower

    Thanks to Callmemadam for flagging up Andrew Marr's new series Paperback Heroes: Sleuths, Spies, & Sorcerers in which he uncovers the conventions and rules of three popular literary genres. I watched the two episodes currently available last night (Spies is on next week) and like Barbara, found the fantasy one even better than the detective fiction programme, in fact it is so good that I shall...

    26/10/2016 - 13:39
  • Cornflower

    If you're looking to load up your Kindle there are some good books to be had at bargain prices just now. In no particular order: Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck; I wrote about this highly accomplished first novel here, and it's just won the 2016 Historical Writers' Association's Goldsboro Debut Crown. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth; this is such an enormous book that in physical form it's unwieldy...

  • Cornflower

    ... to see that I haven't posted here for almost a month. Life has been busy - in a good way - and I've done little reading, though that's certainly not due to any lack of interest in current books. On a trip to Suffolk last week I took Eleanor Farjeon's The Little Bookroom which was a gift from a kind friend. It is quite delightful and has kept me fully absorbed, even on flights*. It's a...