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The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

by Sarah Perry.
Christmas/birthday book tokens.

Review: I have been wanting to read this since I heard it discussed on the radio months ago. It didn’t disappoint. It gives a sense of history, but the characters are really relatable and interesting. It brings together the big sweeping changes (medicine, housing issues, politics) with personal experience.

 

 

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Book 23: Grief is the Things with Feathers

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

 

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter is another find from Five Leaves bookshop, following birthday book tokens. I really loved the cover, and the inside didn’t disappoint.

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Book 18: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe was bought with lovely birthday book tokens. I got it at Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham, and it seemed appropriate when buying books in Nottingham to buy a book about Nottingham. So, there it is. And then when I had to get the train to work it seemed make sense to read it en route.

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