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Top Road Trip Novels

I’ve just finished Sara Taylor’s wonderful new novel ‘The Lauras’ and, while I’m processing how to write a review that encapsulates all my reasons for loving it, this seems a good moment to revisit other favourite travel books.  Fiction travel that is, … Continue reading

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A Far From Conventional Love Story: ‘Carol’ by Patricia Highsmith (1952)

It is possible that my reading of ‘Carol’ was coloured by my previous enjoyment of Patricia Highsmith’s darkly comic crime thrillers, especially ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ and ‘Strangers on a Train’ (reviewed here).  I actually hadn’t heard of her second and far more … Continue reading

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