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 

(Animal Farm)
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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