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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The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn
Oct01

The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn

I bought The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn in Sainsbury’s recently, just because I liked the cover. Until fairly recently, I’d avoided historical fiction like the plague (something which crops up frequently in historical fiction!), but I’ve just developed a real taste for it. The Smallest Man is the story of Nat Davy (loosely based on a real historical figure). In 1625, at the age of 10, Nat was so small he could...

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My husband, my running buddy
Sep28

My husband, my running buddy

It was my husband who first started me running, way back in 1994. We started running just before my 21st birthday. He was working and felt he was losing fitness and gaining weight, so wanted to do some exercise – and he wanted me to join him. I remember how hard those first few runs were. We ran a little lap around the River Trent in Nottingham, where we lived. I had to walk twice on our first run, and I’d be surprised if...

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