Monthly Archives: April 2016

RIP Jenny Diski

A casual browse on the Guardian website surprised me with the news of Jenny Diski’s death. I knew she had cancer and I knew it was terminal but there was something about Diski which was indominatable, unbreakable, and somehow it … Continue reading

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Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss

It took me a while to appreciate Bodies of Light. I think, perhaps, my habit of reading non-fiction, the pleasure it brings, has dulled my appetite for fiction. Yet I have spent years reading fiction. It is, then, perhaps fitting … Continue reading

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A quick thank you

to the lovely Cattitude & Co for allowing me to say a few words about Miranda July’s The First Bad Man over at her awesome blog:  

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Suffragette My Own Story – Emmeline Pankhurst

Last year a movie based on the book Suffragette came out, and I would love to see it but wanted (as any good reader would) to read the book first. So I did what I always do: bought a copy … Continue reading

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