Historical fiction for beginners
Oct12

Historical fiction for beginners

Until fairly recently, I wouldn’t touch historical fiction with a bargepole. The covers looked boring and I imagined the stories inside to be boring too, not to mention rather heavy. I’ve read a lot of books set in World War II and a few set in World War I, but nothing set earlier than that. I still love a thriller, psychological or otherwise, but there’s only so many stories about missing children or women abused by...

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Silent Sunday 10.10.21
Oct10

Silent Sunday 10.10.21

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The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
Oct08

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman is the sequel to the wonderful The Thursday Murder Club, which was one of my favourite reads of 2020. I was lucky enough to get a hardback copy for my birthday within days of it being published. The action in The Man Who Died Twice starts just a few days after the events of The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth receives a letter from an old contact, which she can’t ignore. He is mixed up...

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The marathon paranoia (maranoia)
Oct05

The marathon paranoia (maranoia)

When you’re training for a marathon, it’s never far from your mind. I’m pretty sure I’m not just speaking for myself here, when I say it’s always there. It colours every thought. For me, I’m always thinking ahead to the next run and the one after that. How far, how fast? Do I need to eat more the day before? Will I have to start work late? Putting appointments into my calendar, I realised they...

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Silent Sunday 3.10.21
Oct03

Silent Sunday 3.10.21

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