Category Archives: Reading

Treasure Island

This week, with the TV schedules groaning with yuletide quiz shows, repeats and the like, a little gem appeared unexpectedly. I’m not much of a fan of books ‘adapted for TV’ due to the fact that: (a) they are generally … Continue reading

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The House of Mirth

This week, a ‘lucky dip’ read comes good. As a general rule, if you are looking for a good book, you will never find yourself standing in front of the bookshelves of one of the town’s larger stationery suppliers. If … Continue reading

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The Film Club

So, David Gilmour has got himself into all sorts of hot water by apparently saying (to quote The Guardian) that “he won’t teach books written by women.” Oh? Actually if you look a bit closer at what was said, it reads … Continue reading

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A Mast On The Horizon

This week, whilst lolling in the crow’s nest (the 17th century naval equivalent of surfing the internet for things of interest), I spotted an interesting mast appear over the horizon, in the form of Arturo Perez-Reverte. Snr Perez-Reverte is a … Continue reading

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Diaries – This Time It’s Personal

For the nosey and curious, what better way to get an inside view on things than to read a bystander’s diary?  Obviously, I’m not talking about breaking confidences and reading someone’s private papers, but poking about in the vast myriad … Continue reading

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Jamaica Inn

With our holiday to Cornwall fast approaching, it seemed appropriate to blow the dust off my old copy of Jamaica Inn. I say old, as my copy’s front page bears my childishly scrawled name, then a date of some thirty … Continue reading

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Why I love The Spectator

This week, available reading matter has reached dangerously low levels, reducing me to reading washing powder packets, shampoo bottles and The Times. I urgently need a trip to the library and the charity shops to stock up on stuff to … Continue reading

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