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Redhead by the Side of the Road
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Redhead by the Side of the Road

Anne Tyler. Vintage. (192p) ISBN 9781529112450 I’ve always meant to read Anne Tyler, got several in the #TBR room waiting for me, but I got sent this as a gift and thought it was a nice thin volume to start with. From the start I was drawn into Micah’s life and his desire for simplicity …

An Open Book and Empty Cup
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An Open Book and Empty Cup

Iqbal Ahmed. Coldstream Publishers. (204p) ISBN 9781527253216 It was a delight to receive this gorgeous book and before I even started reading I was delighted in the binding as it is so luxurious, the black with gold really catches the eye and the cloth binding makes it a pleasure to hold. Once I started reading …

The Year of the Hare
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The Year of the Hare

Arto Paasilinna. Peter Owen Publishers. (140p) ISBN 9780720612776 This has been languishing on my shelves ever since I started working in the bookshop. I bought it as it was one of the recommended books in part of the initial training, an exemplar, but at the time I was still reading a relatively narrow range of …

The Forager’s Calendar
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The Forager’s Calendar

John Wright. Profile Books. (400p) ISBN 9781781256220 I picked this up at one of our local shops in Barnard Castle, Oswell’s, as I always try to buy something whenever we visit and there’s usually a great little book selection about nature and the countryside. I pretty much read this in two sittings it was that …

Imperial Mud
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Imperial Mud

James Boyce. Icon Books. (272p) ISBN 9781785787157 Living in North Yorkshire for about 20 years I had always heard strange stories about ‘The Fenmen’ from Lincolnshire and none of them were very kind, and usually very derogatory. After reading this intriguing and revealing book from James Boyce the seed of this regional rivalry became very …

Rivers of London
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Rivers of London

Ben Aaronovitch. Orion Publishing. (432p) ISBN 9780575097582 I’ve been reading this series of books since they came out as I’ve always been a sucker for urban magic, showing the magical underside of our ordinary world, revealing the wizard behind the curtain. Rivers of London introduces us to the recurring cast of the series; Peter Grant, …

The Brilliant Abyss
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The Brilliant Abyss

Helen Scales. Bloomsbury. (352p) ISBN 9781472966865 Though my main reading genre at the moment is speculative fiction I really love reading well-written books on science and aspects of the planet, especially nature writing. This is a well-written book, covering one of the most unexplored areas of the planet, The Deep Abyss. In the first part …