Monthly Archives: July 2008

Maureen Freely and Julian Barnes

I happened to hear the Radio 4 programme A Good Read this afternoon which is presented by the wonderful Sue McGregor.  This week’s guests were Maureen Freely and Julian Barnes, both of whom are novelists and translators.  I don’t think I’ve … Continue reading

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Victoria Hislop, The Return

Having heard about her first book, The Island, but not read it (oh dear, on the pile of must-reads), I was excited to be given this book to review.  The review came out a week or so ago, but I’ve added it in case … Continue reading

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Cromarty and Hugh Miller

    Cromarty is a real gem and worth the rather long detour to reach the easternmost tip of the Black Isle, north of Inverness. I was there over the weekend and visited the small museum dedicated to Hugh Miller and … Continue reading

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