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‘The Squirreliest Novel I ever read’ – ‘The Portable Veblen’ by Elizabeth McKenzie (2016)

I realise that my title description, ‘the squirreliest novel I ever read’ is not entirely helpful.  It is a bit of the cover quotation by Ursula Le Guin and she did follow it up with ‘I enjoyed it completely,’ but I … Continue reading

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Bailey’s Short List!

It’s taken me a while to get over my shock and disappointment that ‘A God in Ruins‘ and ‘Rush Oh!‘ did not make it onto the Bailey’s shortlist this year.  Both were engaging, thought-provoking and insightful reads and on seeing a shortlist filed with … Continue reading

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