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Emigrating Friendships

  Since moving to Sydney in September 2015, I’ve been lucky enough to have a handful of my very best friends come and stay with me. Given the expense and distance of travelling from the UK to Australia, however, I’m well aware that it won’t be possible for all of my nearest and dearest to pay me […]

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My Salinger Year – Joanna Rakoff

Many years ago, as a graduate fresh out of university, I had to make the tricky decision of choosing between doing a masters degree – for which I had won a scholarship – or interning at various publishing houses until I was offered a job. After much deliberation I chose the latter option, and thus […]

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The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

I first heard of Donna Tartt many years ago. Newly graduated, I was interning at Bloombsury when someone recommended I read her debut novel, The Secret History. I was to later discover it was on the BBC’s Big Reads and indeed I thoroughly enjoyed it when I finally got around to reading it, some months […]

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami

I’ve been recommended Haruki Murakami, and more specifically one of his most famous books – Norweigan Wood – by a number of people. Yet like many books I’ve been told to read it has remained on my ever growing unread pile of books. However, for our work surprise summer party, my rather lovely boss hired […]

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The Godfather – Mario Puzo

I watched The Godfather many, many years ago, but my memory of what happened in the film is incredibly hazy – other than the infamous horse-head scene, there’s very little I remember. And so, when I began reading Mario Puzo’s most famous book, I had no idea how the narrative was going to pan out. […]

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The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot was ranked as number 99 in the nation’s best-loved books; quite a feat for a book that was only published three years prior to the poll taking place. The film is perhaps better known; staring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews it certainly would have been on the radar of many […]

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