Silent Sunday 6.6.21
Jun06

Silent Sunday 6.6.21

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Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton
Jun04

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

I’m forever reading reviews of brilliant sounding books, then forgetting what the books were called before buying whatever has a nice cover in the bookshop or supermarket. So over the last year or so, I’ve taken to noting down the details of the brilliant sounding books, so that I have a list when I go to the bookshop. Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton had been on my list for a long time, but I only got hold of a copy when...

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Cheltenham Challenge virtual half marathon
Jun01

Cheltenham Challenge virtual half marathon

After being cancelled last year, Cheltenham Challenge half marathon went ahead this year – albeit in virtual form. I didn’t do a single virtual race last year and it wasn’t something I was particularly keen to do this year. But Cheltenham Challenge is a charity race, raising money for Caring Communities and People (CCP) in Gloucestershire. The real Cheltenham Challenge half marathon is a very tough run. It’s...

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Silent Sunday 30.5.21
May30

Silent Sunday 30.5.21

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The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor
May28

The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor

I bought The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor when Waterstones first reopened after lockdown, because I liked the title and the cover. Ironically, I wouldn’t have bought it a couple of years ago, because I used to be wary of historical fiction. But both the cover and the blurb reminded me of the Shardlake books by C J Sansom, which I absolutely love. In 1666, clerk James Marwood, tries to stop a young person from running into St...

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