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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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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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Books To Make Us Feel Better

When I’m under the weather or in need of cheering up, I often turn to Friends to make me laugh and for the reassuring comfort of familiarity. But it’s not just TV: books can play a comforting role in our lives, too. We re-read Pride and Prejudice when someone breaks our heart to reassure  ourselves… Continue reading Books To Make Us Feel Better

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The Frequency Illusion: On the Kennedys, Books, and Me

It would be completely on brand for me to be obsessed with the Kennedys. I’m fascinated by the Cold War and by the American presidency. I’m partial to good-looking men, too, especially those with left-leaning views and mysterious and fascinating histories. IfPeople Magazine is any kind of indicator, half of Americans are still starved for… Continue reading The Frequency Illusion: On the Kennedys, Books, and Me