Hi Everyone hope you haven’t cast any clouts – it seems to be one of those grey / green springs that dribble into damp summers. I want some flaming June but not holding my breath.

Thanks heavens for books. I loved Burial Rites – hope you have too. I think, apart from the relentlessly powerful story, I mostly enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the lives of the women in that hostile climate, and the moments of relief from the drudgery. I like books with a northern setting and this is pretty far north. I am amazed that this is her first novel, too – the way she controls the narrative is really compelling.P1020406

Am also reading another Denise Mina for light, Glaswegian relief . And also Fox Populi by Kate Fox who was a wonderful visitor to Poetry Parlour last Sat – thanks to everybody who came – wasn’t it a lovely evening? If anyone can bring a bit of light, it’s Kate.
See you on Monday – will be coming from Leeds so may be a bit late, but I will be there!


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Monday 2 March
Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

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Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

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