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Author Archives: Sarah
I have to be slightly careful what I write here, because I know Nevil Shute has an incredibly protective following. I can sort of understand why. He has an interesting background, an engineer turned novelist, he emigrated to Australia in … Continue reading
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. Last year I read a book called The White Goddess: An Encounter. A memoir by Simon Gough, nephew of Robert Graves, about his experiences in Majorca in his late teens. … Continue reading
Oh dear. It has been exactly a month since my last proper blog post (can you tell I was educated at a Catholic school? That sounds very like a confessional!). The last review I wrote was of Clay by Melissa … Continue reading
We are the clay that grew tall. When I was younger, my Dad taught me how to read an OS map. Not just what the symbols in the legend mean, but how to read the landscape and compare it to … Continue reading
Last night I watched the second half of Out of Sight, having not been able to stay up and watch it the other night. It is a great film and testament again to Elmore Leonard’s ability to write cinematic stories. … Continue reading
I read three books translated by Jamie Bulloch in quick succession, The Mussel Feast, Love Virtually & Every Seventh Wave and so I asked him if he would mind answering some questions about the translation process and his experiences as a translator. Here’s what … Continue reading
Love Virtually finishes fittingly but abruptly. I’ve seen other bloggers say they felt a sequel wasn’t necessary. You could argue that second Lindt bunny on Easter Monday wasn’t necessary, but it was very nice! It is difficult for me to write … Continue reading
This may be a bit undignified because I am likely to gush somewhat about this book and its sequel. In the top left corner of the cover is a quote by author Wendy Holden. No philosophical platitudes from her, all … Continue reading
Relentless, uncompromising, unyielding, fierce, harsh. I could add many more one word superlatives to try to describe David Peace’s writing. I had a brief conversation about Peace with a writer who described his writing as “dazzlingly oppressive” which sort of … Continue reading