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brightphoebus

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    London
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    I love indie and folk music, hillwalking and birding and, oh, READING!
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    Came across it on Google when looking for a review on a book and found Stewart's erudite post.

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    London
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    Lincoln In The Bardo - George Saunders

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  1. The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad
  2. A Brief History Of Seven Killings - Marlon James
  3. I am so very sorry to read this sad news, RG. You are both in my thoughts.
  4. A Bend In The River - V.S. Naipaul
  5. The Glass Bead Game - Herman Hesse
  6. Where Angels Fear To Tread - E.M.Forster
  7. In Our Mad And Furious City - Guy Gunaratne
  8. My two favourite books were "Lowborn" by Kerry Hudson, a non-fiction account of growing up poor in the 1980s and 90s; and a re-reading of A High Wind in Jamaica by Robert Hughes. You have to ignore a couple of lines of casual racism early on, but I think it is one of the most perfect young adult books ever written.
  9. 6. After The Party Cressida Connolly ***(*) 5. The Heavens Sandra Newman ***** 4. Good Behaviour Molly Keane (RR) ***** 3. Normal People Sally Rooney ***(*) 2. Nine Suitcases Béla Zsolt **** 1. The Fountain Overflows Rebecca West ***(*)
  10. Meg, so sorry to hear of Mr Meg's out-of-the-blue heart attack and I hope the rest of the year leaves you in peace. Will Christmas arrangements still stand, do you have lots to do? Thinking of you, momac, and hope your reading is solace for you when Mr m is not cooperating with his care.
  11. Love in a Cold Climate - Nancy Mitford
  12. That's a disappointment, MisterHG. I very much enjoyed Leaving the Atocha Station, his next novel not so much and now this...
  13. Woman At Point Zero - Nawal El-Saadawi
  14. Blimey, I go away for a few days and find that Meg and Momac have been through the wars. Please get better soon, both of you!
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