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Review: The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George

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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Mrs Hemingway – Naomi Wood

When I was in Dubrovnik earlier in the year I met a group of American doctors, one of whom recommended I read For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. Despite having visited Cuba a few years ago – a country where Hemingway spent much of his life – I know very little about the […]

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery

Given my love for books and the rate at which I devour them, it’s a rarity that a bestseller passes me by. Proof, however, that even the most dedicated of bookworms can’t stay abreast of every new release, is that until I was recently recommended this book by an old school friend, it was yet […]

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The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux

On the whole, I tend to read books prior to watching their screen adaptations, often avoiding the film altogether. While there are rare occasions when I’ve watched a film that lives up to the book on which its based, more often than not they’re a huge disappointment, and I’m left wishing I hadn’t bothered. With […]

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Review: Peaches for Monsieur le Cure – Joanne Harris

There are very few books that I can recall deliberately taking my time over. If I enjoy a book, I’ll do my damndest to tear through it as quickly as humanly possible – avoiding social engagements and rising at the crack of dawn to curl up and read. However, when it came to Peaches for Monsieur […]

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Review: The Lollipop Shoes – Joanne Harris

The Lollipop Shoes

Following my trip to Paris and in anticipation of Joanne Harris’s forthcoming novel, Peaches for Monsieur le Cure, I decided to re-read The Lollipop Shoes, the follow-up to Harris’s wonderful Chocolat. As with all of Harris’s novels, I was immediately swept away into a world of chocolate and magic, set in the midst of the […]

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My Literary Adventure in Paris

A couple of days ago I got back from a long weekend in Paris. And alongside the copious consumption of both rich food and lots of wine I made sure I paid a trip to Shakespeare and Company, one of the French capital’s most famous bookshops. After graduating, my initial plan was to do a […]

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