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A Whole Life (reading-as-a-writer 8)

I really don’t want to write about A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler (trans. Charlotte Collins 2015). I’m afraid I won’t do justice to it – or that thinking too hard about this exquisite book will somehow spoil it. Fundamentally, … Continue reading

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Nineteen Twenty-One (reading-as-a-writer 1)

#justfinishedreading “Nineteen Twenty-One” by Adam Thorpe. One of those books that makes me as a writer just feel inadequate! It’s the long hot summer of 1921 and Joseph, who missed active service, is holed up in a derelict cottage in … Continue reading

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