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All because of Aaron Sorkin: how the West Wing changed me

The internet is aflutter with excitement about Aaron Sorkin’s new television show, The Newsroom. All kinds of questions are being asked: how will Sorkin write a Republican protagonist? Where’s Bradley Whitford? Will The Newsroom air anywhere besides the US? Here’s what I’m asking: will it change lives? Because The West Wing changed mine. For a… Continue reading All because of Aaron Sorkin: how the West Wing changed me

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Claire’s Week in Books, 21st to 28th April 2017

I’ve been travelling a lot, and I mean a lot, in the last few weeks, so my reading has been a little all over the place and up in the air (pun intended; much of it has taken place on planes). My book buying game has remained strong and healthy, though. Some might call it… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 21st to 28th April 2017

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Claire’s Week in Books, 5th to 12th Feb 2017

  Inbox An occupational hazard of trying to have my finger more on the pulse of the British publishing scene these days is that I know about more books and am tempted by more books. My Sweet Revenge was doing really well in the UK charts a few weeks back and I couldn’t resist it. The… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 5th to 12th Feb 2017

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Claire’s Week in Books, 29th Jan to 5th Feb

Inbox Very excited to have got approved for a digital advanced review copy of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, out this month in both the UK and the US. “Through letters and journals, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of a village choir during World War II.” I loved, loved, loved The… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 29th Jan to 5th Feb

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Claire’s Week in Books, 22nd to 29th Jan 2017

Inbox I can’t quite believe this, but I didn’t buy any books this week! This despite having been minutes away from Strand Books in NYC this weekend. Also, no Edelweiss approvals for digital advance review copies. (Boo!) And no deals that tempted me. Goodreads Deals was great when they stuck to emailing you about books… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 22nd to 29th Jan 2017

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8 Novels Crossing the Pond in 2017

Sometimes, it takes a while for British books to make it across the Pond. There’s a variety of reasons for that — I’ve yet to get to the bottom of all of them, but if I had to guess I’d say that it has to do mostly with two things. Firstly, the the logistics of… Continue reading 8 Novels Crossing the Pond in 2017