Tag: Books


I’m very lucky that I can afford to buy books, so I don’t use public libraries often. On the other hand I am a voracious reader with catholic tastes and this was largely as a result of spending time in austere old-fashioned libraries when I was young.

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Sunset Song

I have just finished re-reading my favourite book, Sunset Song, probably for the fifth or sixth time. It’s a book I first read as a student in secondary school―hated―and then fell in love with.

Tangy Mill

The novel tells the story of Chris Guthrie. Born into a farming family …

A Shepherd’s Life

I recently read the book ‘The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District’ by James Rebanks for my book group. I wrote this review to post on the Library Thing website but also to remember what I thought of the book at the time...

I read this book …

Bertha’s book

Francis Bacon

Much as I love my Kindle there’s a lot to be said for a real book once in a while. I’m amazed just how much book you can get for £7 — one that’s over a century old, with great little decorations.

Bertha Stenhouse wrote her name in …

Revolution in Time

What keeps one coming back to the same book for years or even decades?

Revolution in Time by craiglea123, on Flickr

I can think of two books I’ve read and re-read for years; Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Revolution in Time by David S. Landes. It’s this second book I’ve been thinking …

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