talking about books
in Much Wenlock
February 13th 2020
These are the books we talked about:
His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet
Poetry Notebook 2006-2014 – Clive James
A Thousand Moons (sequel to Days Without End) – Sebastian Barry – Highly recommended
(On Poetry – Jonathan Davidson)
A Treachery of Spies – Manda Scott
A Constellation of Vital Phonomena – Anthony Marra – recommended
The Eighth Life (for Brilka) – Nino Haratischwili – very highly recommended
(plus a related mention for the film Goodbye Lenin)
The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Christy Lefteri – Highly recommended, but with a warning that tissues will be needed at the end!
Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout – Highly recommended
The Travelling Cat Chronicles – Hiro Arikawa
The Driftwood Girls – Mark Douglas-Home
A Place Called Winter – Patrick Gale – Highly recommended
Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret – Craig Brown)
Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World – Peter Moore – Highly recommended
(Small Island – Andrea Levy)
(Wild Places – Robert Macfarlane)
The Bhagavad Gita
Big Sky – Kate Atkinson – Highly recommended
Hunting Season – Nevada Barr, one of a series of murder mysteries set in a variety of US National Parks)
(Days Without End – Sebastian Barry)
The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern – very highly recommended
(Titles in brackets were mentioned in passing).
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