Tag Archives: London

Humming a New Tune

Nocturnes: Five stories of music and nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro is a collection of music themed short stories. As a Ishiguro fan and music lover, this novel aroused my curiosity. I ended-up being surprised because it seemed so different from … Continue reading

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Across the Pond

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff is the sequel to a book I read earlier entitled 34 Charing Cross Road. I strongly encourage you to read Charing Cross Road if you intend to read this book in order … Continue reading

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Identity

I have been wanting to read Swing Time by Zadie Smith for a long time. I am sorry to report I struggled to read only half of the novel and threw in the towel. Having read other books by Smith, I … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch That Dial

Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford is a historical fiction novel based on the early days of BBC radio and a key female producer named Hilda Matheson. In part, this is a mystery novel which is told from the point-of-view of … Continue reading

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Say What?

When in French: Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins threw me for a loop.  I went into this book expecting a “hilarious” true story about the American author and her French husband. What I discovered was a book … Continue reading

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Not Laughing

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby was a recent off the shelf pick which ended-up being a disappointment to me. Hornby wrote one of my favorite stories – About a Boy – leading me to anticipate another I would love. I … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust

We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman is a fictional novel I recommend for women who enjoy a good tear-jerker.  Told in a number of voices, the story takes place in a London hospice where a night nurse named … Continue reading

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