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Kate Blackadder
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Five in November
I read five books
in November. As I said in
last month’s reading round up I was lucky enough to spend October in New
Zealand. And I forgot to mention one book I read while I was there so I’ll
catch up on it now; it is set in NZ. The Three Deaths of Magdalen...
Five in November
Five in November
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Five in October
I read five
books in October. Lucky me. I
spent three days in Melbourne in October and the rest of the month touring New
Zealand, a trip that katewritesandreads readers will be hearing more of in due
course. Don’t worry, I won’t be showing you all of my pho...
Five in October
Five in October
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Seven or so in September
I read five or
so books in September. Dadland : A Journey into Uncharted Territory by Keggie Carew Bought in
Christian Aid Book Sale. This is a book like no other I have read.  It’s partly
a memoir of Keggie (Kathleen) of growing up with her three siblings,...
Seven or so in September
Seven or so in September
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Five in August
I read five books
in August. Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon I so enjoyed
Joanna Cannon’s first novel The Trouble
with Goats and Sheep . This second novel did not disappoint; in fact I think
I liked it even more. Flo has fallen
in her flat in the ...
Five in August
Five in August
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Edinburgh International Book Festival poem
I
wrote this years ago – I doubt it would win any poetry prizes but it's from the
heart about one of the highlights of my year, the Edinburgh International Book
Festival in Charlotte Square: Charlotte
Square From a
dictionary unravelled words take wings,
so...
Edinburgh International Book Festival poem
Edinburgh International Book Festival poem
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Six in July
I read six books
in July, four fiction and two non-fiction. Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created He r by Melanie
Rehak From Christian
Aid Booksale. From the back cover blurb: ‘Nancy Drew has survived the
Depression, World War II, and the sixtie...
Six in July
Six in July
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Five in June
I read five books
in June. A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin Read for book
group. Before she found her metier as a biographer (of eg Charles Dickens and,
one of my heroes, Samuel Pepys) Claire Tomalin was a successful literary
editor. That career would be ...
Five in June
Five in June
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Poetry competition win!
The creative
writing class that I go to every Friday occasionally ventures outside its room
in the Southside Community Centre. Among other excursions, we have: visited the Early
Peoples Gallery in the National Museum of Scotland ; walked the Edinburgh Labyr...
Poetry competition win!
Poetry competition win!
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Six in May
I read six books in May. Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner A second police
procedural with the terrific DI Manon Bradshaw. I read the first one Missing, Presumed and loved it; was not
disappointed with this one and do hope there will be more. As dusk falls, ...
Six in May
Six in May
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An island story
I have just come
back from a holiday with friends on the Isle of Arran – ‘Scotland in miniature’
as it is deservedly known because of the variety of scenery contained within a
circumference of fifty-five miles. Last week there was no rain, only the gentlest...
An island story
An island story
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