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About brightphoebus

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  • Birthday December 29


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    I love indie and folk music, hillwalking and birding and, oh, READING!
  • How did you hear about this site?
    Came across it on Google when looking for a review on a book and found Stewart's erudite post.

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    Lincoln In The Bardo - George Saunders
  1. Book Chain

    A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution - Orlando Figes
  2. Book Chain

    And Quiet Flows The Don - Mikhail Sholokhov
  3. Book Chain

    Go Tell It On The Mountain - James Baldwin
  4. Book Chain

    Love In A Cold Climate - Nancy Mitford
  5. Book Chain

    The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald
  6. Book Chain

    Handle With CARE - Jodi Picoult
  7. The Principle

    Thanks, iff I'll put this on the TBR list right away. I really enjoyed Where I Left My Soul and The Sermon On The Fall of Rome but this one seems to have escaped me.
  8. Book Chain

    Half-Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan
  9. Book podcasts - which do you listen to?

    Have you heard of the Backlisted podcast, DP? It is something of a boy's club and can sound smug sometimes, but it's worth listening to to find out about striking writers from the past. A guest comes on to join the panel in going in depth to discuss the book and the author - they also talk about what they are reading at the moment. Thank you for the Read Like A Writer tip, will get on that immediately.
  10. Book Chain

    Of Human Bondage Somerset Maugham
  11. what is everyone doing?

    Oh, such great news Hazel!
  12. Milkman

    Right, this goes on the TBR list!
  13. Everything Under

    Thanks, Mr HG, will definitely read.
  14. Revived BGO Book Group

    The Dead, yes please!
  15. The Heather Blazing

    Oh my gosh, Toibin is the man! What a fantastic writer and all-round top bloke. I've read all his fiction and loved every one of them. I even sent him a fan email once in a fit of misguided enthusiasm (and got back a standard answer, embarassing )