Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Vesuvius Club

As you would expect from a member of the League of Gentlemen and one of the writers for the new series of Dr Who, this is an opulent romp. Lucifer Box is an Edwardian painter and spy whose office is … Continue reading

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All Books Read in 2008

1. The Lost Luggage Porter by Andrew Martin2. Murder at Deviation Junction by Andrew Martin3. Suite Fran├žoise by Irene Nemirovsky4. The Careful Use of Compliments by Alexander McCall Smith5. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones6. The Year of Living Magically by … Continue reading

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First Book of 2009

This is the third book in the Brenda and Effie series and is no less bonkers than the other two. Something is up in Whitby – Mr Danby is hosting an all night radio phone-in show which seems to be … Continue reading

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Reading Review of the Year

My reading statistics for 2008. 183 books read in total, which averages around 3.5 books a week. I’ve read books written by authors whose surnames start with every letter of the alphabet from Debi Alper to Richard Zimler. Favourite books … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I didn’t mean to be away for so long, but the last couple of months have been a bit strange. Firstly, like so many, I’ve staggered from one cough and cold to another – probably not helped by travelling on … Continue reading

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