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Five books we love this week…

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What with reading for book clubs and her own reading plus wishful thinking purchases for when she has the time, Kate's TBR pile has been inching ever higher this week. Here's her weekly reading round-up. Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession As the whole of the city of Dublin have...
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What to read this week

What to read
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Your weekly dose of reading inspiration, as Kate rounds up the books, author talks and podcasts catching her attention right now.  Mid-Spring always feels a very up-and-down time of year, one moment it’s raining and grim, the next crisp and sunny and you’re surrounded by cherry blossom, Wordsworth’s golden daffodils...
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Five books we love this week

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Here are the books on Kate's radar in this last week of February. Here in the UK the blossom is out, the sun is shining, Spring has arrived. Here's what she has been reading The Little Library Year by Kate Young I just recently discovered Kate Young’s Little Library cookbooks. They’re...
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‘Sylvester’ by Georgette Heyer

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Set in winter where our characters continuously get trapped in small wayside inns due to falling snow, this is a perfect read for dark nights.  The Duke of Salford, a man used to getting his own way, meets his match in Phoebe Marlow, a ‘country dab of a girl’ who...
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‘The Mission House’ by Carys Davies

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A depressed librarian heads to India in the hopes of finding solace after the mothers-and-babies group at his library pushes him into early retirement. Hilary Byrd takes refuge in Ooty, a hill station in South India. There he finds solace in life's simple pleasures, travelling by rickshaw around the small...