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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

    The Well Of Loneliness - Radclyffe Hall
  2. Review of 2018

    Favourite book: A re-read of Philip Roth's The Plot Against America for my rl book group. What was once a fanciful idea of the USA turning right wing, even fascist, during the second world war turns out ot be a prophetic work of genius in the light of recent events. Brilliantly written. Favourite TV series: Joint top, Patrick Melrose (I watched it on DVD) and Killing Eve. Fantastic. Favourite Film: Roma. Ohmygosh, the best film I've seen since Manchester By The Sea. You can catch it on Netflix now, but if you can get to a cinema it's even better.
  3. Book Lists 2019

    2. Periera Maintains Antonio Tabucci (RR) ***(*) 1. Of Kids and Parents Emil Hakl ****
  4. Book Chain

    How To Stop Time - Matt Haig
  5. Book Chain

    The Book Of Evidence - John Banville
  6. Book Chain

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

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

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

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

    The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald
  11. Book Chain

    Handle With CARE - Jodi Picoult
  12. 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.
  13. Book Chain

    Half-Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan
  14. 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.
  15. Book Chain

    Of Human Bondage Somerset Maugham