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Review: Almost French by Sarah Turnbull

Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris (2003) by Sarah Turnbull One of my favourite books, Turnbull’s style is fun and very readable. Her anecdotes are fascinating, and her observations on the problem of belonging to two places are poignant and moving.

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Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2009) by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows This novel, written as a series of letters, begins with a young columnist writing a novel just after the Second World War. A young man from the Channel island of Guernsey writes to her asking for reading recommendations and a friendship… Read More Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

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Review: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Her Fearful Symmetry (2009) by Audrey Niffenegger After thoroughly enjoying The Time Traveler’s Wife I sought out this novel, also by Audrey Niffenegger, and was very disappointed by it. Everything is there for it to be an incredible novel: identical twins, a trans-Atlantic exchange, a cemetery full of child-ghosts, an eccentric professor with OCD, and a cougar-esque… Read More Review: Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

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Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler’s Wife (2003) by Audrey Niffenegger One of my favourite books of all time. This novel is essentially a love story, but it doesn’t read like a love story. Niffenegger has created a fascinating and accurate portrayal of the practicalities of relationships and, in this case, the reality of being with someone who suddenly and… Read More Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger