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The Reading Life – 2019

January 31, 2020 | No Comments

Let’s face it, the reading life never disappoints even if many things in our private lives (like my utter inability to get this first sentence to format properly), and unfolding…

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The Reading Life: 2017

January 9, 2018 | No Comments

Darn it, one year I WILL read one hundred books! In 2017 I didn’t even get close. Nevertheless (this is becoming my go-to word, that’s what happens when you read…

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The Reading Life: 2016

December 31, 2016 | One Comment

“It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times,” writes Ali Smith in the opening of Autumn, (a book I’ve just started), and, damn, ain’t that the…

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A Fork in the Road

September 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

In the middle of June, I packed books, pinboards, a laptop, wellies, a holdall of tatty clothes, and Dougie the dog into the car, and headed for the Scottish Borders.…

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Notes on an Essay

August 9, 2016 | 4 Comments

I’ve often remarked that I’m a slow writer, but I’m not sure folks really get how slow. I’m not talking slow-food slow here; you’d starve to death waiting for me to cook…

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