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Taking stock – 2019 reading so far…

As we're now a quarter of the way through 2019 (how fast has that gone?) I wanted to wrap-up on what I've been reading so far this year. You can read the full post here:

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An Evening with Lauren Groff – Waterstones Piccadilly, 28.08.18

Read all about my evening at Waterstones Piccadilly listening to Lauren Groff discuss her latest work, a short story collection entitled 'Florida'.

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A celebration of audiobooks – #LoveAudio Week

It’s #LoveAudio week! I’ve loved seeing posts across social media about all the wonderful audiobooks currently (or soon-to-be) available. This format is, I think, a very good step in the right direction for making books more accessible to audiences. For many, reading a book isn’t possible, so bringing stories to life with fantastic audio productions… Continue reading A celebration of audiobooks – #LoveAudio Week

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My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

Oh Daphne du Maurier - what a writer. Where do I even start with du Maurier? Ever since my good friend recommended Rebecca to me, I have been enraptured by the exquisiteness of du Maurier’s prose, and the darkness of her stories. I love the way she pushed boundaries, experimenting with plots and themes to… Continue reading My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

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Books for Change: Days 6-8

​Day 6: Favourite First Line  "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." - Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier This is my favourite book of all time* and du Maurier created a fantastic opening for it. It has everything: the intrigue, the suspense, an almost mystical atmosphere. Who's the speaker? Where/what is Manderley? Why… Continue reading Books for Change: Days 6-8