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Adele Geras

Happy New Year! Love to you all!


Flying over the Pond in a bit. Bringing an extra bag for the books on my list (hoping to make it to Toppings)...several of them ones you have mentioned. Thank you and Happy New Year.

Asia czytasia

Nice books

Deborah Vass

I always look forward to your books of the year and here are some lovely treats to come here. I am very much looking forward to Dorothy Dunnett! Happy new year x


Inspired by your enthusiasm, I bought the audio of Once Upon a River today and listened to it while I quilted for a bit. Juliet Stevenson could read the phone book and I'd be hooked, so listening to her read that wonderful writing is a joy. Thank you!

Fran H-B

Discovered Diane Setterfield last year( how did I miss her before? ), loved all three of her books. A few here new to me so looking forward to yet more discoveries. Happy New Year!


Those look like great suggestions for me. Another reminder to give Elizabeth Gouge a try, I’ve just started A History of Rain, Niall Williams, on your recommendation, I loved the audio of Once Upon a River and I’m interested in trying Dorothy Dunnett especially as I am coming to the end of Robin Hobb’s Farseer novels, which I also tried on your recommendation a few years ago.
Thanks for all the recommendations, now and over the years, I’ve read some great books I wouldn’t have otherwise found.



I do love the Little White Horse although as an adult I realize how mannered and sentimental it is and as a child I was merely captivated by the storytelling. How lovely that some books evolve with us and are still delightful! I am glad you enjoyed it (could not be more different than GOK, another favorite of mine). I am interested in the bio of John Buchan but perhaps should read some of his books first!

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