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Wonderboys - Michael Chabon - A Review by Caroline
The  Sunday Times  were offering  Waterstones  vouchers enabling you to choose from a different title every week and buy it for 99p. I bought  Wonder Boys  by Michael Chabon. I absolutely love the film, and I am delighted to say that it was pretty true to t...
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Wonderboys - Michael Chabon - A Review by Padraig
This book came as a recommendation.  It also sat on our bookshelves for several years, calling out occasionally: 'read me; go on, read me; you'll enjoy it.'  So I did.  And in fairness the opening pages, even the first night's read, filled me with a familia...
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Murder is Easy - Agatha Christie
Please look away now if you are easily offended.  The following sentences make some anachronistic reference to cats. One of the things that I like about Agatha Christie, a quality that means that I have moved straight on to a new Christie novel, is that she...
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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S.Lewis
Some people will say that there's a problem when Peter gets to kill a villainous wolf, stabbing it with his sword so that it is covered with blood and hairs.  Susan and Lucy, meanwhile, get to weep over a dead Aslan, or play nurse to wounded soldiers.  Such...
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The Magician's Nephew - C.S.Lewis
The pleasure of this book was enough to take me on to the second one, so the recommendation is already there.  It is well-written, as you would expect, simple language, well-constructed.  It is also politically incorrect - for republicans at least - favouri...
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True Grit - Charles Portis
This came as a recommendation.  I had also seen the John Wayne film - I have since seen the re-make.  It opens as a revelation; the blurb suggests echoes of Mark Twain, but I was reminded of Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird.  The heroine is young, fresh, ...
True Grit - Charles Portis
True Grit - Charles Portis
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Pilchard Books - our shop sign is almost ready!
“Pilchards! Whose bodies yield the fragrant oil and make the London lamps at midnight smile!”  Peter Pindar 1783 via National Maritime Museum of Cornwall   We have commissioned Paul Wilmott , a fabulous artist from the Lake District, and a wonderful friend,...
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The Last Don - Mario Puzo
The Last Time.  I chose this book as a distraction.  Having read The Godfather - though many years ago - I thought that I knew what I was going to get with a Puzo novel about the Mafia.  This reads, however, like a series of notes, or a series of preludes, ...
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The Graduate - Charles Webb
The Graduate works on dialogue.  It is pacey and plausible, telling a compelling and - as many people have seen the film - familiar story of a young man, Benjamin Braddock, who has an affair with an older woman, Mrs Robinson.  Braddock is engaging in a crin...
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Happy World Book Day!
Happy World Book Day ! What is your favourite book? In my experience this changes regularly, which makes me feel a bit disloyal, but there are so many great tales being told. I tried to think of my favourite, but there isn't just one, so here is a list: Red...
Happy World Book Day!
Happy World Book Day!
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