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Clavain

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    The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel

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  1. Big Sty by Kate Atkinson An in depth look at industrial pig farming in Norfolk. *** May contain material offensive to vegetarians and vegans ***
  2. The Woman in Shite Wilkie Collins in depth look at the disasters some women wear. A fashion essential book for the women who know,
  3. Today I tried a Covid cut. Starting to look like Worzel Gummidge so took the shears and shaved the lot off God knows how you ladies are managing without an hairdresser but with shears in one hand and mirror in the other just about managed a decent skinhead cut.
  4. I get it when a book gets loads of plaudits, your guard goes up and expectations are raised. Many books I've abandoned despite the praises of serious papers and authors I admire,. This one I felt lived up to the hype and still think about. Maybe its a generational thing and like music you just don;t identify with it. A book for the millennium crowd and for me twanged a lot of emotional strings and memories. I think she writes beautifully and in one short book showed the clash of sex, class , family and friends in a refreshing way. Hey it would be a boring world if we all liked the same books. Just bought The Leopard fingers crossed with all the hype 😀
  5. Really enjoying Normal People on the BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p089g8rs . Was very worried that it wouldn't do justice to the wonderful book by Sally Rooney but it is the best TV I've watched this year so far. In lock down watching far more TV than I usually do - Wolf Hall , Killing Eve and Taboo all running on the the I player. Also recommend Devs, The Boys , Lucifer, Good Omens Mr Robot and American Gods ( many of which are excellent books/comics)
  6. Just started and straight away your absorbed and taken along with the world of Thomas Cromwell. Like Chuntzy says. you really have to read the first two Booker winning novels before you start this. We all know the ending but gonna love getting there In these horrible times I think reading a book really helps. Stay safe all of you
  7. Also along with Viccie bought. A little annoyed the kindle version is more expensive than the hardback.How can that be?
  8. 10. The Boy on the Bridge by M R Carey (K) **** 9. Woken Furies by Richard Morgan (K) (reread) **** 8. Broken Angels by Richard Morgan (K) (reread) **** 7. Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan (K) (reread) ****1/2 6. Educated by Tara Westover (P) ****1/2 5. The Warehouse by Rob Hart (K) **** Woken 4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (P) **** 3. Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver (K) ****1/2 2. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (P) **** 1. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (P) ****
  9. Book at bedtime this week on Radio 4. Enjoying it but will wait until the furore/price as reduced before buying https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008hk0
  10. I remember when Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds came out in 2008 I think (great book btw). I bought it and the manager at the checkout remarked on how great the size of the book was. He said virtually all paperbacks were the same size but this was printed in a shorter but wider format and being different was something they welcomed. Still got it and not seen a similar sized paperback since. There is also those paperbacks you occasionally see that are hardback size, I suppose a kind of a cross between. Interesting topic Luna.
  11. With sport you get the highs and lows.Friday was the worst performance I've seen by an England cricket team, you can't get lower. Then today, surely one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time. Truly amazing. Arise Sir Ben Stokes BBC Sports personality of the year. We're still dancing 😀
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