Monthly Archives: September 2014

How to be Both — Ali Smith

I finished How to be Both on a train coming back from London. I spent the final 20 minutes of my journey sitting in silence with the book closed on my lap simply processing what I had read. This is … Continue reading

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The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness — Harlow Giles Unger

James Monroe is a relatively neglected president when compared to his predecessors and he was the first president whose name I hadn’t really heard of. He witnessed many of the significant events of his time, served in the Continental Army, … Continue reading

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J — Howard Jacobson

With 5 of the 6 nominees having arrived through my letterbox I now feel that my Booker shadowing is well underway. J was the first to arrive, and consequently became the first I read: as the other 4 were delivered … Continue reading

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Booker Shortlist 2014 Announced

The shortlist for 2014 has been announced and we now have a final 6 contenders for the prize: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris The Narrow Road to the Deep by Richard Flanagan We Are All … Continue reading

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