The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie: death by magic

Too hot to sleep but too tired to read anything complex, I hunted through my e-reader for a suitably undemanding

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The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny – a world infected

Freedom of speech. Academic integrity. The right to life. Louise Penny’s latest novel, The Madness of Crowds, seamlessly integrates these

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10, 15, Or Maybe 20 Books Of Summer 2021?

I’ve had a month free of reading events so am feeling more relaxed than I was when I wrote one

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Can You Ever Have Too Many Books?

Six new books that have joined my bookcases this week: from Japanese crime fiction to race and identity in the American south.

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Sample Sunday Scrutinises Unread Books: Ds

Lindsay Davis, E M Delafield and Achmat Dangor are among the unread books on my shelves. Should I keep them or let go to a better home?

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