Category Archives: Books

Review: ‘State of Wonder’ by Ann Patchett

In some of the 1980s and some of the 90s, whenever anyone asked me what my favourite book was, I’d tell them it was Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie.  And we’d often then get into a conversation about how the … Continue reading

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Our guest post on the ‘On Culture’ blog: “This week’s cultural inspirations”

Anyone who reads this blog knows we often follow the lead of our friend Aliceson Robinson, who has a business called Nine Muses which serves as a “cultural concierge” for personal and business clients. In other words, she does this … Continue reading

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Review: One Day, by David Nicholls

It would be easy, but unfair, to say the plot of this terrific guilty pleasure of a novel is a bit “Great Gatsby meets Groundhog Day”.  The book opens with our lead characters, Dexter and Emma, having your basic awkward … Continue reading

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Books on our Kindle, for your borrowing pleasure

Amazon is slowly rolling out / enabling a new feature for Kindle books that allows them to be lent out, even if the reader doesn’t own a Kindle. (Non-Kindle owners can read via the Kindle software available free for PC, … Continue reading

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Cabe’s Best Books of 2010

Because I just posted a list of all the books on my Kindle, so you now know what you might be able to borrow from me (using the Kindle’s new lending feature), I thought it might make sense to add some … Continue reading

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