Family Album by Penelope Lively — chinks in the idyll

To outsiders, the sprawling Edwardian villa called Allersmead seems the perfect family home. A bit ramshackle. A tad chaotic. But

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Six Degrees of Separation to The Mission House

This month’s Six Degrees Of Separation begins with Second Place by Rachel Cusk, one of the books longlisted for the Booker Prize

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The Happy Family by Jackie Kabler: beware the stranger on your doorstep

I’m not a huge consumer of psychological crime novels or thrillers but I do turn to them whenever I need

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#20booksofsummer: It’s A Wrap For 2021

Drum roll please. Stand my for an important announcement! This year has seen my best ever performance in 20 booksofsummer.

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The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eun: darkly funny satire on travel

When you’ve had your fill of diving with sharks and petting tigers and you’ve already jumped off Golden Gate Bridge

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