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Bittersweet Lucy Ellman

Poorly, elderly parents abound. I was convinced the other week that there was a great quote from the writer Lucy Ellman about the death of one’s parents. It was sad, it was witty, it was pithy. It was up there … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Mr Faulks and Mr Fry

Mrs Wiki has been on at me for ages to read some Sebastian Faulks. Somehow, I never got round to it. I’m not as fascinated by the First World War as she is, and frankly, that Sebastian Faulks (Seb!) was … Continue reading

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The Sacred Art of Stealing

Thanks to Annie, I am almost at the end of my first Christopher Brookmyre – The Sacred Art of Stealing. A Situationist / Dadaist bank heist, some excellent misdirection, a girl and quite a few guns (though I always thought … Continue reading

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Will you sign my Kindle?

The other night I ordered a 3G Kindle. I admit, it was late, I was bored… but in the cold light of day I’ve still not cancelled the order. I’ve never hankered after an electronic book reader before – this … Continue reading

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Crap Book Club

Having been amazed by the popularity of the Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy, given how badly-written and even badly-plotted the books are, I’ve decided I want to start a Crap Book Club. We could read a popular book and then have … Continue reading

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