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Margaret Jones
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Dog-loving, book blogging, librarian / musician
Dog-loving, book blogging, librarian / musician

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The birds and the....dinosaurs
A few months ago I read Steve Brusatte's fascinating book The rise and fall of the dinosaurs. For days following the conclusion of the book I irritated every bird I met by squawking "Dinosaur" accusingly whenever I saw one. I even managed to shut up "Atticu...
The birds and the....dinosaurs
The birds and the....dinosaurs
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Going Georgian
I've always loved history, but have never been a fan of the Georgian period, despite occasionally being seduced by the delights of the All things Georgian  blog. For the last 6 weeks though I seem to have been obsessed with all things Georgian myself. It al...
Going Georgian
Going Georgian
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Still catching up on catching up
Life's just been busy lately. Busy at work, busy swimming (I'm doing a  virtual swim  down the River Usk - currently just past Talybont and heading towards Llangynidr), busy reading, busy with my youngest piano pupil having his first exam in a fortnight's t...
Still catching up on catching up
Still catching up on catching up
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Travels
More catch-ups on recent reads. Eowyn Ivey's novel, To the bright edge of the world is about a journey through Alaska in the early days of exploring the interior of the land. Partly based on a real expedition, it follows both the physical and mental battle ...
Travels
Travels
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Complications
Gosh, two months without blogging, at least not on Bookhound, though I've been busy elsewhere . A combination of work and illness meant that I just haven't had time to blog, though (if you've been following my reading list ) you can see that I was still rea...
Complications
Complications
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The weight of life
Milan Kundera is one of those authors that I've been meaning to read for some time. Somehow or other I managed to miss The unbearable lightness of being when it was published to widespread praise in the 1980s. I did see the film (beautifully shot, but surpr...
The weight of life
The weight of life
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Puzzling
This was the cover of my latest read. If there was no blurb, which genre do you think this is? Children's fiction? - My friend Flicka perhaps? Or perhaps a romance? Something gentle like The horse whisperer. Or a handbook of equine knowledge - The complete ...
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J'accuse
I've blogged before about the power of fiction in depicting fact. A recent example was Madeleine Thien's story about the effect of the Cultural Revolution on a Chinese family and their friends,  Do not say we have nothing . I think what fiction can do super...
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Revising history
Revising history
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Revising history
It's hard to classify Thomas Mullen's novel Revisionists. What sort of a book is it? You could say it's fantasy or science fiction, but it's also a story of espionage and a tale of adventure. Although it may be very hard to classify, it's a unique story, br...
Revising history
Revising history
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