Monthly Archives: January 2011

Clare Dudman: 98 Reasons for Being

Last September, I was invited to take part in a book-lovers’ week in Catalonia, as one of four guest authors. (And if you think you’d enjoy a week in a manor house in a beautiful part of northern Spain, eating … Continue reading

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Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go

It seems a bit churlish to follow my last, fairly negative review with another one – although Ishiguro‘s work generally and this novel in particular have been sufficiently praised by enough people for one small dissenting voice not to matter that much … Continue reading

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Nicholas Mosley: The Hesperides Tree

I first came across Nicholas Mosley‘s work when I read Hopeful Monsters some years ago. I was deeply impressed by the book, not only by its range of intellectual reference, which includes politics, biology, genetics and physics (cue walk-on part for … Continue reading

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