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Review: The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George

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Quite coincidentally, it was while I was holidaying in Hololulu, and half way through Sarah Hernshaw’s memoir of life on a book barge, that I came across Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop when browsing for books in Barnes & Noble. Despite the fact that my current read was about life on a floating bookshop, I was taken […]

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5 Reasons You Should Start a Blog

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Of late, I’ve spoken to a couple of friends and colleagues who have been debating whether or not they should start a blog. And while it’s all too easy to list off a long line of reasons why *not* to start blogging – you have neither the time, the energy, nor the desire to sacrifice untold hours towards […]

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My Hawaii Hit List

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Hawaii has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. With six islands renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and endless beaches, palm trees a-plenty and home to some of the best surfing conditions in the world, I jumped at the chance to experience this little slice […]

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The Year of Living Danishly – Helen Russel

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Despite having lived in Australia for almost a year now and having fully integrated myself into a Sydney-sider’s lifestyle – from partaking in everything from sunrise yoga to surf lessons – when it comes to my online reading matter, it has remained quintessentially British. From Stylist Magazine to the Telegraph Online and everything in between, […]

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The Bookshop that Floated Away – Sarah Henshaw

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I was first made aware of The Book Barge a couple of years ago when my little sister Jojo sent me a photo of it when it was moored in North London. Alas, living in a pocket of leafy South-West London that I rarely, if ever, left, I never did make it to the other […]

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The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

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I’m probably one of the last people on earth to read Paula Hawkin’s The Girl on the Train. As often happens with new releases, I’m so nose-deep in my to-be-read pile that more recent reads are left by the wayside. And so it was, that many months after its initial publication, and with just a […]

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In a Dark Dark Wood – Ruth Ware

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While my first winter in Sydney is certainly rivalling a typical British summer – with bright and sunny days peaking at 26 degrees last week – there’s definitely a wintery feel in the air. Mornings are crisp and fresh, evenings are steeped in darkness with a chill in the air and a bitter southerly breeze. […]

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Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay

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It was shortly before I moved to Australia that I added Picnic at Hanging Rock to my reading wish list. With the exception of Colleen McCullough‘s The Thorn Birds I was yet to read any Australian literature, and was keen to do so before my adventures down under began. However, with my BBC Big Read […]

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Crow Lake – Mary Lawson

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Joanna Harris is one of my all-time favourite authors. Every since I found myself swept away by the magical streets of France so perfectly painted in her Chocolat trilogy, I’ve worked my way through most of her back catalogue, always eager for more of her poetic prose and wonderfully spun plots. And so it was when […]

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The House Between the Tides – Sarah Maine

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It was after reading Project Lectito’s review of The House Between the Tides that it made its way to the top of my reading pile. Having likened it to Du Maurier’s Rebecca – one of my very, very favourite books – I was immediately sold, and with the bleak and blustery weather we’ve been having […]

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