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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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Help me make more Brit Lit things!

My main book blogging project this year has been compiling the Brit Lit blog. Every weekday, I summarise what’s happening in the world of British books and publishing. It’s been fun, and rewarding, and my to-be-read pile has grown exponentially. I’d love to expand the Brit Lit blog. I’d love to spend more time bringing… Continue reading Help me make more Brit Lit things!

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100 Must-Read Novels Set in London

There’s a reason cities are such fertile terrain for novels: they’re full to the brim with people, in all their variety. Rich, poor, hopeless or spurred by the dream that brought them to the city in the first place, they come from all over the world and speak many languages, many varieties of each of… Continue reading 100 Must-Read Novels Set in London

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Books I Snagged at BookExpo 2017

This year, I finally made it to BookExpo, the biggest event in the American publishing calendar. It’s an incredible privilege, if you’re a book nerd, to get to hear about books in advance and then to get the advance review copies for free. I had vowed to bring home no more than ten. I failed.… Continue reading Books I Snagged at BookExpo 2017

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Happy Festa della Repubblica Day: Books to Celebrate Italy

Happy Festa della Repubblica Day! 2nd June is a day of celebration, commemorating the day in 1946 when Italy voted to become a Republic. And since there’s no better way to celebrate than with a book (okay, a book and a glass of Prosecco, maybe followed by a good pizza and some dancing), here are… Continue reading Happy Festa della Repubblica Day: Books to Celebrate Italy

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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