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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

No matter how much you love your home it’s hard coming back from holiday – there’s the laundry mountain to contend with, the overflowing email inbox to wade through and the cold shoulder treatment from a cat grown accustomed to the constant adulation of an adoring nine-year-old. All of this was made very much easier …

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Why we need a healthy Waterstones

Recently  James Daunt announced that Waterstones had finally turned the corner of the long and winding road leading back to a healthy business. Operating losses have been halved – no mean feat in the economic climate that has stymied business since 2008. I know there are many out there who see Waterstones’ ubiquitous High Street …

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Reading is Good for you

Today is Blue Monday, the day when we’re all at our lowest here in the UK, apparently: the weather is grim, there are several months to get through before spring, the post-Christmas credit card bills are in, and the New Year’s resolutions are probably broken. Traditionally in the book trade it’s the time of year …

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The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia Ozick: A shortish post about a short book

Cynthia Ozick’s The Puttermesser Papers was one of those books that made me think I’d hit gold – an interesting author with a nice long backlist – so I was delighted to see that Atlantic were reissuing The Messiah of Stockholm, dubbed her masterpiece, particularly as it’s about literature. Lars is the Monday book reviewer …

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