The Ruins by Mat Osman
Dec18

The Ruins by Mat Osman

The Ruins is the debut novel by Mat Osman. If you’re not a 90s indie kid like myself, you might not know that Mat Osman is the bassist of Suede. What I didn’t know is that he is also the brother of Richard Osman, TV presenter and author of the brilliant The Thursday Murder Club. I only discovered this when I watched an online Cheltenham Literature Festival event with both of them talking about their respective books...

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2020: The year of cancelled things
Dec15

2020: The year of cancelled things

2020 truly was the year of cancelled things. Even when coronavirus was starting to take hold and things were starting to get closed down, who could ever have imagined that so many things would be cancelled? And for so long? Who would have thought that we would ever only be allowed out of the house once a day to exercise? I guess we are ‘lucky’ in that we’re not big on days out or exotic holidays. But, like most...

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Silent Sunday 13.12.20
Dec13

Silent Sunday 13.12.20

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Coronavirus: Looking back on a year of lockdowns and restrictions
Dec08

Coronavirus: Looking back on a year of lockdowns and restrictions

There seems to be so much to say about coronavirus. I wrote last week about the general madness and frustration of 2020. Today I want to reflect on our experience of the many months of lockdowns and restrictions. At this point I should say that I am lucky. I appreciate that and I would never claim to be anything other than lucky. All three adults in the household are working. We own our own home with a garden and we have enough space...

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Silent Sunday 6.12.20
Dec06

Silent Sunday 6.12.20

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