Tag Archives: Sara Taylor

The Best of 2016!

2016 was a rough year in so many ways, but at least I was able to comfort myself with some outstanding books.  The best of these of course, were reviewed on the blog and, after careful deliberation, I think I … Continue reading

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Another must-read from Sara Taylor: ‘The Lauras’ (2016)

Sara Taylor’s ‘The Shore‘ was one of my top reads of 2015; with a nod to Talyor’s nomination for the Peters, Fraser and Dunlop/Sunday Times ‘Young Writer Award’ my review was entitled ‘The Future of Fiction is Bright Indeed.’  The thing about discovering a wonderful … Continue reading

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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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Best of the Rest 2015

Earlier this week, I wrote about the Russian reading that took up so much of my time during 2015 (you can see my conclusions and recommendations here).  I did read other books too though, and there are some that I really … Continue reading

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The Future of Fiction is Bright Indeed: ‘The Shore’ by Sara Taylor (2015)

‘The Shore’ caught my eye earlier this year because, well, why woudn’t it with a cover that fabulous?  I mentally filed away the name and then let things simmer until I saw it reappear, not on a bookshelf, but in … Continue reading

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