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‘The Sheltering Sky’ by Paul Bowles – Reading Matters

Fiction - paperback; Flamingo Modern Classic; 285 pages; 1993. First published in 1949, The Sheltering Sky was Paul Bowles' (1910-1999) debut novel. It's...

20 Books of Summer – 2022 edition – Reading Matters

As per usual, I'm a bit late in announcing this, but I'm pleased to say that I'm going to be participating in # 20BooksOfSummer...

‘French Braid’ by Anne Tyler – Reading Matters

Fiction - paperback; Chatto & Windus; 256 pages; 2022. Review copy courtesy of the publisher. Sometimes a novel just strikes the right...

May 2022 – Reading Matters

Here's something different for you… my covid-woolly brain can not seem to compose any book reviews at the moment but I can put together...

‘Bright Burning Things’ by Lisa Harding – Reading Matters

Fiction - paperback; Bloomsbury; 320 pages; 2021 Novels with strong, distinctive voices are always winners for me - and so it proved...

‘White City’ by Kevin Power – Reading Matters

Fiction - paperback; Scribner; 450 pages; 2021 Addiction, self-loathing, corruption - and shady property deals - form the heart of this darkly...

‘The Kraken Wakes’ by John Wyndham – Reading Matters

Fiction - paperback; Penguin; 240 pages; 2008. When I was a teenager I read all of John Wyndham's science fiction novels, including...

‘The Summer of Kim Novak’ by Håkan Nesser (translated by Saskia Vogel) – Reading Matters

Fiction - paperback; World Editions; 217 pages; 2020. Translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel. I'm going to tell you about a...

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