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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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Alias Grace — Margaret Atwood

I had never read any Atwood before coming to Alias Grace although I had been told by many people that I should. She is a writer of whom I have been aware for some long time but simply never got … Continue reading

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The Testament of Mary — Colm Tóibín

As one walks through the San Polo sestiere of Venice heading south-west, it would be hard to miss a large brick church looming over the area. The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is sizeable but deceptively plain for … Continue reading

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The Children’s Book — A. S. Byatt

When I wrote about Wolf Hall two weeks ago, I claimed that “possibly The Children’s Book which lost out to Wolf Hall in 2009 is a better-crafted work”. I stand by this opinion and, on further reflection, am not sure … Continue reading

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