Book Club Slut: The Vegetarian

Moving to a new city (country! continent!) means you leave everything behind and have to begin again. It’s not just the the places and spaces that are new, but new people, routines, habits, traditions. And new book clubs. It’s no secret that I love books clubs – I am a self confessed book club slut. […]

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Margaret Atwood: In Two Acts

“The Tempest within The Tempest within The Tempest” explained the perfectly poised Margaret Atwood as she stood in the centre of the cathedral, with eyes from all sides on her. She was, of course, speaking of her new novel Hag Seed – a retelling of Shakespeare’s last (solo) play. Fanfiction at its finest. With a loyal […]

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Botanical Book Binge

On freezing winter days I visit my local green house and read. I take off my shoes and warm my feet on the hot pipes, disappear into the green and watch life explode around me. When I was a kid I was obsessed with Botany, and it is this obsession that seems to have resurfaced […]

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