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Recently Read: The Last Austen

January is generally my quietest month for reading and crafting. It’s the recovering from Christmas and setting myself up for the following year. Making plans, getting organised, that sort of thing. I had given myself a list of titles from my TBR pile to read. I read one, The Bear and the Nightingale, at the… Continue reading Recently Read: The Last Austen

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British Crime Classics Challenge Round-Up

Back at the start of 2020, I decided to give the British Crime Classics Challenge a go. My aim was small, to read one British Crime Classic each month, to give my library trips some sort of goal. Normally I just wander around until something takes my fancy. Of course, then 2020 happened and the… Continue reading British Crime Classics Challenge Round-Up

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Recently Read: The Season of Austen

I’ve done better at finishing the books I start in the last month. Perhaps because I’ve mostly been reading the same author, which helps. Having begun with Pride and Prejudice last month, I’ve now gone through five of the six Austens, with only Mansfield Park left to go, although I seem to have misplaced my… Continue reading Recently Read: The Season of Austen

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British Crime Classics Challenge Update: The Good and the Bad

Sometimes, you read a long-forgotten book and you wonder how it could ever be ignored. And then you read others and wonder why they were rescued. Here, I have an example of each. Guess which is which. The Strange Case of Harriet Hall by Dalton Moray Invited to visit an aunt she had only just… Continue reading British Crime Classics Challenge Update: The Good and the Bad

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Recently Read: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Now is the time of year when the day-job is less busy, and I have time to read again. My favourite time of year! And, since I continue to work from home, there’s even more time for reading. I’ve finally finished both Harriette Wilson’s memoirs and Carl Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind. I’ve… Continue reading Recently Read: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back