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Fairytales and aliens

#amreading I'm currently reading Gossip from the forest: the tangled roots of our forests and fairytales by Sara Maitland. This is an interesting but confused book. On one hand it's a social history of England's woodlands, examining how people have lived in, and used the forests over the last thousand years or so. It is also a fascinating breakdown… Continue reading Fairytales and aliens

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Books read in 2016

The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954 The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1955 The Complete Ballad of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, 1991 Laidlaw by William McIlvanney,  1977 Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, 2001 Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock, 1991 Sabine's Notebook (Griffin & Sabine Trilogy #2) by Nick… Continue reading Books read in 2016

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Books read in 2016 – no.18 The Monarch Of The Glen by Compton Mackenzie

The Monarch Of The Glen by Compton Mackenzie Published 1945 by British Publishers Guild (first published 1941) This isn't quite such a romp as the wonderful 'Whisky Galore' but I very much enjoyed the gentle satire in this book. It's surprising/depressing to learn that Scotland's political landscape hasn't changed that much in the 75 years since this book was published.… Continue reading Books read in 2016 – no.18 The Monarch Of The Glen by Compton Mackenzie

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Books read in 2016: No.12 – Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson

Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel by Zachary Thomas Dodson  2015, Doubleday, 9780385539838 It's been a few weeks since I finished this book... and I still can't decide if it was wonderful or awful. Design-wise it is certainly lots of fun to read, with illustrations, pull out maps and a mysterious letter pasted tantalisingly into the back.… Continue reading Books read in 2016: No.12 – Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson

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Books read in 2016 – no.6 Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock

Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence (Griffin & Sabine Trilogy #1) by Nick Bantock, 1991 I'm re-reading these books in advance of the 25th anniversary publication of a follow up work - The Pharos Gate: Griffin & Sabine's lost correspondence in a few weeks time.  I remember the awe I felt first opening this book all those years ago. It… Continue reading Books read in 2016 – no.6 Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock