Titles Index

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Titles 1-10

20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, Xiaolu Guo – (2009) Buy
39 Steps, The – John Buchan O* Review (2012), Buy
69 for 1 – Alan Coren – Review (2008), Buy
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Titles A

Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes O* – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Across the Nightingale Floor – Lian Hearn – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Addition – Toni Jordan – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (#5) by Sue Townsend PS* Buy
Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years (#4) by Sue Townsend (8/10) PS* – Buy
Adverbs – Daniel Handler – (8/10) – Review (2011), Buy
After Phoenix by Martine McDonagh PS (8/10) – Review Buy
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre O (10/10) – Review Buy
Alice in Time – Penelope Bush – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (bedtime read aloud) – Review (2011), Buy
All fall down by Sally Nicholls AV (8.5/10) – Review (2012), B
All Quiet on the Orient Express – Magnus Mills – (10/10) – Review (2010), Buy
All that follows – Jim Crace (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
All That Is by James Salter – AV (7/10) – Review Buy
Almost Blue – Carlo Lucarelli – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Almost Lizard, The – by James Higgerson PS (8/10) – Review Buy
Alone in Berlin – Hans Fallada – (6.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Always outnumbered, always outgunned – Walter Mosley – (10/10) – Review (2008), Buy
Amo, Amas, Amat… and All That: How to Become a Latin Lover – Harry Mount – (7/10) Review (2010). Buy
Amulet – Roberto Bolano – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
An Education – Lynn Barber – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Annexed – Sharon Dogar – (6.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Antigona and Me – Kate Clanchy – (8/10) Review (2009), Buy
Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan PS (7/10) Review (2012), Buy
Ask and the Answer, The – Patrick Ness – (10/10)
At the chime of a city clock – D J Taylor – (7/10) – Buy
Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute, The – by Jonathan Mayo PS (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
August Heat (Montalbano 10) – Andrea Camilleri – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
August is a wicked month by Edna O’Brien O (9/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Autobiography by Morrissey O (7/10)Review; Buy at Amazon UK
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Titles B

Babayaga by Toby Barlow O (9.5/10) – Review Buy
Bad Science – Ben Goldacre – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Ballad of Peckham Rye, The – Muriel Spark – Review (2008), Buy
Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo – Julia Stuart – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Bar on the Seine, The – Georges Simenon – Review (2008), Buy
Beacon, The – Susan Hill – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R King (9/10) G* Review (2012), Buy
Before I go to sleep – S J Watson – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Bellini Madonna, The – Elizabeth Lowry – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Benny and Shrimp – Katarina Mazetti -(10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Beryl Bainbridge: Artist, Writer, Friend by Psiche Hughes AV (10/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Beside the Sea – Veronique Olmi – (8/10) Review (2010), Buy
Bestseller – Alessandro Gallenzi – (6/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Birthday Boys, The – Beryl Bainbridge – (10/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Bitter Drink by F.G.Haghenbeck AV (6.5/10) – Review Buy
Black Roses by Jane Thynne (8.5/10) PS* – Buy
Blasphemer, The – Nigel Farndale – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Blindness – Jose Saramago – (10/10) – Review (2008), Buy
Blood Fever (Young Bond 2) – Charlie Higson – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Blood Red, Snow White – (10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, The – Angela Carter – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Blue Fox, The – Sjon – (6/10) – Buy
Boneland by Alan Garner O* (8/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
Bookman, The – Lavie Tidhar – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Book of Proper Names, The – Amelie Nothumb – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Boring Postcards: Commentary on British architecture, social life and identity – Martin Parr – (10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin (9.5/10) O* – Review Buy
Bottle Factory Outing, The – Beryl Bainbridge (9/10) O* Review (2012), Buy
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The – John Boyne – Review (2008), Buy
Boy Who Kicked Pigs, The – (8/10) – Tom B Review (2009), Buy
Bradshaw Variations, The – Rachel Cusk – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley – (re-read, 9/10) – Buy
Briar Rose & Spanking the Maid – Robert Coover – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Brixton Beach – Roma Tearne – (10/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Burglars can’t be choosers by Lawrence Block – O* (7/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Burley Cross Postbox Theft – Nicola Barker – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? – Johan Harstad – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
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Titles C

Cabinet of Curiosities, The – Paul Dowswell – (2011), Buy
Call of the Undertow by Linda Cracknell – PS Call of the Undertow (2013)
Candide – Voltaire – Review (2011), Buy
Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles PS* (9/10) Review Buy
Caroline: A Mystery by Cornelius Medvei AV (9/10) – Buy
Carte Blanche – Jeffery Deaver – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Casual Vacancy, The – JK Rowling O (6/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Champion, The – Tim Binding – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Chemickal Marriage, The – G W Dahlquist PS (8/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Child Who, The by Simon Lelic (8.5/10) AV* – Review (2012), Buy
City of Thieves by David Benioff B – Buy
City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris – O – Buy
Claire de lune – Christine Johnson – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Cleaner of Chartres, The – by Salley Vickers O (10/10) – Review
Closing Time: A Memoir – Joe Queenan – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Cloud Busting – Malorie Blackman – (10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Coincidence Authority, The – by J W Ironmonger AV (7.5/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Cold Earth – Sarah Moss (9/10) – (2009), Buy
Collini Case, The – Ferdinand Von Schirach AV (8.5/10) – Buy
Colour of death, The – Michael Cordy – (7/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon PS Review (2012), Buy
Colour Out of Space, The (Penguin Mini Modern Classics) – H P Lovecraft – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Comes the night – Hollis Hampton Jones – (10/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby O* (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Concert Ticket, The – Olga Grushin – (9.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Confederacy of Dunces, A – John Kennedy Toole – Review (2008), Buy
Confidant, The – by Hélène Grémillon PS* Review Buy
Cop Hater – the first 87th Precinct novel – Ed McBain – (8/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Coraline – Neil Gaiman -(10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Corrag – Susan Fletcher – (7/10) – Review (2010), Corrag
Courilof Affair, The – Irene Nemirovsky – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Cove, The – Ron Rash AV (9/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Crane Wife, The – by Patrick Ness AV (9/10) – Buy
Crow, The: Special Edition – James O’Barr – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked in, A – Magnus Mills – (10/10) – Buy
Cry of the Sloth, The – Sam Savage – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Cut Short (DI Geraldine Steel) – Leigh Russell – (6/10) – Buy
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Titles D

Dare Me by Megan Abbott – AV (8/10) – Buy at Amazon UK (2013)
Dark Satanic Mills by Marcus & Julian Sedgwick, John Higgins and Marc Olivent O (8/10) – My review; Buy at Amazon UK
Dark Tower Bk 1: The Gunslinger – Stephen King – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Dark Tower Bk 2: The Drawing of the Three – Stephen King – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Dark Tower Bk 3: The Waste Lands – Stephen King – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Dark Tower Bk 4: Wizard and Glass – Stephen King – Review (2011), Buy
Dark Tower Bk 5:
The Dark Tower Bk6: Song of Susannah by Stephen King O* (7/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Dark Volume, The (Glass Books vol 2) by G W Dahlquist O* (7.5/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Darling Buds of May, The – HE Bates O (10/10) – Buy
Daughter of Time, The – Josephine Tey – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Dead, The (Enemy 2) – Charlie Higson – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Dead Man’s Cove – Lauren St John – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Dead of Winter – Chris Priestley – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris – (10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Death and the Olive Grove by Marco Vichi AV (8/10) Buy
Death comes to Pemberley – P D James – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Death Defying Pepper Roux, The – Geraldine McCaughrean – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Death in Springtime (A Marshal Guarnaccia Investigation) – Magdalene Nabb – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth #1) – M C Beaton – (7.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Death of Grass, The – John Christopher – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Death of King Arthur, The – Peter Ackroyd – (6.5/10) Review (2011), Buy
Death of Sweet Mister, The – Daniel Woodrell – (9.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Devil’s Beat, The – Robert Edric AV (7.5/10) Review (2012), Buy
Devil’s Garden, The – Edward Docx AV (8.5/10) Review (2012), Buy
Diary of A Provincial Lady by E.M.Delafield O* (10/10)Review Buy
Different for Girls: A Girl’s Own True-life Adventures in Pop – Louise Wener – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Dig, The – John Preston – (10/10) – Review (2008), Buy
Dinner, The – by Herman Koch G Review Buy
Direct Red: A Surgeon’s Story – Gabriel Weston – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Dirty Snow – Georges Simenon – (10/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party by Graham Greene O* (9/10) – Review Buy
Donovan’s Brain – Kurt Siodmak – (10/10) – Review (2010), Donovan’s brain (Corgi books – no.853)
Don’t Swallow Your Gum: and other medical myths debunked – Dr A Carroll & Dr R Vreeman – (6.5/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Double Indemnity – James M Cain – (10/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Double Shadow, The – Sally Gardner – (10/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Dracula: the Un-dead – Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt – (3/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Dreams of Empire (Doctor Who) by Justin Richards (7/10) O Review Buy
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Titles E

Elegance of the Hedgehog, The – Muriel Barbery – Review (2008), Buy
Ella Minnow Pea – Mark Dunn – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Emily the Strange: Lost Days – Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Enemy, The (Enemy 1) – Charlie Higson – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
England Made Me by Graham Greene O* (7/10) – Review Buy
Envoy, The – Edward Wilson – (8/10) – Review Buy
Equivoque Principle, The – Darren Craske (8/10) – Review (2009), <Buy
Evermore (The Immortals 1) – Alyson Noel – (5.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Everything and nothing – Araminta Hall – (6.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Exegesis – Astro Teller – (5.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Explorer, The – by James Smythe AV* (10/10)Review Buy
Explorers of the New Century by Magnus Mills O* – Buy at Amazon UK
Expo ’58 by Jonathan Coe PS (9/10) – Review Buy
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Titles F

Facility, The – Simon Lelic – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Fallen – Lauren Kate – (5.5/10) – Review (2010). Buy
Fall Girl – Toni Jordan – (8/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Fallen Land by Patrick Flanery AV (9/10) – Review Buy
Family Fang, The – Kevin Wilson – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Far North – Marcel Theroux – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Farundell – L R Fredericks – (6.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Fast Diet, The – by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer O – Review Buy
Fatal Eggs, The – Mikhail Bulgakov – (8/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Fever Tree, The – Jennifer McVeigh PS (9/10) Review (2012), Buy
First Book of Calamity Leek, The – by Paul Lichtarowicz – AV* (8.5/10) Review Buy
Fists – Pietro Grossi – (9/10) – (2009), Buy
Flame Alphabet, The – Ben Marcus O (6/10) – Buy
Fledgling – Octavia Butler – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Fledgling
Following the Detectives: Real Locations in Crime Fiction – Maxim Jakubowski (Ed) – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Fool – Christopher Moore – (7.5/10) – Review (2010), Fool by Christopher Moore (7/10)
Fool Moon (Dresden Case Files #2) – Jim Butcher – Review (2010), Buy
Front Row: Nights at the Theatre by Beryl Bainbridge O (8/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Friday Nights – Joanna Trollope – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-line Dispatches from the Advertising War – Jerry Della Femina – (6/10) – Review (2010), Buy
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Titles G

Game of Kings, The – by Dorothy Dunnett (9/10) O* – Review Buy
Genesis – Bernard Beckett – (8/10) – Buy by Bernard Beckett (8/10)
Gentlemen and Players – Joanne Harris – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Georgy Girl by Margaret Forster O* (8.5/10) – Review Buy
Girl in Translation – Jean Kwok – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Girl with Glass Feet, The – Ali Shaw – (10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson – (9/10) – Buy
Girls of Slender Means, The – Muriel Spark O* (7.5/10) Review (2012), Buy
Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith O – Review Buy
Glassblower of Murano, The – Marina Fiorato – Review (2008), Buy
Glitz by Elmore Leonard O* (8.5/10) – Review
God is Dead – Ron Currie – Review (2008), uy
God’s Own Country – Ross Raisin – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Gods Without Men by Kari Kunzru (9/10), AV* – Review (2012), Buy
Gold – Dan Rhodes – Review (2008), Buy
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (9/10) O – Review Buy
Good Fairies of New York, The – Martin Millar – (8/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, The – Philip Pullman – (10/10) – Review (2010 Buy
Good Parents, The – Joan London – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Good Soldier, The – Ford Madox Ford O (8/10) Review (2012), Buy
Graveyard Book, The – Neil Gaiman – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Great Gatsby, The – by F Scott Fitzgerald (re-read) O* (10/10) – Review Buy
Greenbanks – Dorothy Whipple – (9.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Greyhound of a Girl, A – Roddy Doyle – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, The (#2)by Sue Townsend, PS* – Buy
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton O* (6.5/10) – Review Buy
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Titles H

Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Review (2011), Buy
Harriet Said by Beryl Bainbridge O (8/10) Review (2012), Buy
Harry’s Game by Gerald Seymour – O (9/10) – Buy at Amazon UK (2013)
Harvest by Jim Crace AV (9/10) – Review Buy
Hawthorn and Child by Keith Ridgway (8.5/10) O* – Review Buy
Heart Broke in, The – James Meek AV (9/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Hearts and Minds – Rosy Thornton – Review (2008), Buy
Hector and the Search for Happiness (Hector’s Journeys #1) – François Lelord – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Here Lies Arthur – Philip Reeve – (10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Heretic’s Daughter, The – Kathleen Kent – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
HHhH by Laurent Binet AV (6.5/10) Review (2012), Buy
Hide and Seek – Ian Rankin – Review (2008), Buy
Hobbit, The – J R R Tolkein – (Re-Read, 7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Hollow, The – Jessica Verday – (6/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Home: A Memoir of my Early Years – Julie Andrews – Review (2008), Buy
Hopkins Manuscript, The – R C Sheriff – (10/10) – Review (2011), Buy
House of Silk, The – Anthony Horowitz – O Buy at Amazon UK
Housekeeper and the Professor, The – Yoko Ogawa – (10/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Howard’s End is on the Landing – Susan Hill – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything – Mike Berners-Lee (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
How to Paint a Dead Man – Sarah Hall -(8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Hugo Pepper – Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Humans, The – by Matt Haig O (10/10) – Review Buy
Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared, The – by Jonas Jonasson (8.5/10) O* – Review Buy
Hyddenworld: Spring – William Horwood – (7.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
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Titles I

I am Legend – Richard Matheson -(9/10) Review (2011), Buy
I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas – Adam Roberts – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
I Have Waited, and You Have Come by Martine McDonagh PS – Review (2012), Buy
Ice Age, The – Kirsten Reed – (7.5/10) – Review (2011,) Buy
Ice Queen, The – Alice Hoffman – Review (2008), Buy
If I stay – Gayle Forman – (10/10) – Review (2009),Buy
Illumination by Matthew Plampin AV* (7.5/10) – Review Buy
Illusionist, The – Jennifer Johnston – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris: Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry – Leanne Shapton – (6/10) – Review (2010), Buy
In a Summer Season – Elizabeth Taylor – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
In the Country of Men – Hisham Matar – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Indemnity Only – Sara Paretsky – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Injury Time by Beryl Bainbridge O* (8.5/10) Review (2012), Buy
Inside out – a personal history of Pink Floyd – Nick Mason – (8/10) – Review (2008), Buy
Intermission by Owen Martell AV (6/10) Review Buy
Intimate Adventures Of A London Call Girl, The – Belle De Jour Buy
Invention of Everything Else, The – Samantha Hunt – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Invention of Hugo Cabret, The: A Novel in Words and Pictures – Brian Selznick – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Invisible – Paul Auster – (9/10) Review (2009), Buy
Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann O* (8.5/10) – Buy
Isabel’s Skin by Peter Benson PS (8/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Island at the End of the World, The – Sam Taylor – Review (2008), Buy
I Think I Love You – Allison Pearson – (9.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
It’s in the bag – Winifred Gallagher -(6.5/10) – Review (2001), < Buy
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Titles J

Jamrach’s Menagerie – Jamrach’s Menagerie – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Jew’s Beech, The – by Annette Von Droste-Hülshoff O (7/10) Review Buy
John Ruskin (Very Interesting People) – Robert Hewison – Review (2009), Buy
John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk B (9/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy (8.5/10) O* – Review Buy
Juggler, The – Sebastian Beaumont – (10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously – Julie Powell – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby – (8/10) – Review (2010) Buy
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Titles K

Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Friendship and Betrayal by Ramsay Wood O* (8/10) Review
Killer inside me, The – Jim Thompson (10/10) O* Review (2012), Buy
Killing Floor, The (Jack Reacher 1) by Lee Child O (8.5/10) – Review (2012), Buy
King of the Ants by Charlie Higson O* (7/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Kiss of Death, The – Marcus Sedgwick – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Knife of Never Letting Go, The – Patrick Ness – Review (2009), Buy
Konstantin by Tom Bullough PS (9/10) Review (2012), Buy

Titles L

Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, A – by Suzanne Joinson AV (8/10) Review Buy
Land of Decoration, The – Grace McCleen AV (8/10) Review (2012), Buy
Last Dragonslayer, The – Jasper Fforde – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
The Last Kings of Sark by Rosa Rankin-Gee – AV (6/10) – Review (2013), Buy at Amazon UK
last of the Gadarene, The – (Dr Who) by Mark Gatiss – O (6/10) – review (2013), Buy at Amazon UK
Lasting Damage – Sophie Hannah – (7.3/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Laura Lamont’s life in pictures by Emma Straub AV (7.5/10) Review (2012), Buy
Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist – Review (2009), Buy
Life’s Music, A – Andrei Makine – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt PS (10/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Like bees to honey – Caroline Smailes – (10/10)Review (2011), Buy
Linger Awhile by Russell Hoban O* (6.5/10) Review (2012), Buy
Lion Heart by Justin Cartwright AV (6/10) – Review Buy
Little Boy Lost – Marganita Laski – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Little Face – Sophie Hannah – (8/10) – (2009) Buy
Little Stranger, The – Sarah Waters – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Living Dead In Dallas: A True Blood Novel – Charlaine Harris – (8.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel – Lucinda Hawksley – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Lord of the Flies – William Golding – (re-read 10/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Loser’s Town – Daniel Depp – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Lost Light – Michael Connelly – Review (2008), Buy
Lost Luggage by Jordi Punti PS (8.5/10) Review Buy
LOTR #1: The Fellowship of the Ring – J R R Tolkein – (Re-read, 8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
LOTR #2: The Two Towers – J R R Tolkein – (Re-Read, 9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
LOTR #3: The Return of the King – J R R Tolkein – (Re-read, 9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford – Review (2008), Buy
Love Nina by Nina Stibbe PS (8.5/10) – Review (2013), Buy at Amazon UK
Luck Factor, The – Dr Richard Wiseman – (6.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Lucky Bunny – Jill Dawson – (8/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Luminous Airplanes by Paul LaFarge PS – Review (2012), Buy
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Titles M

Mad Women by Jane Maas O (7.5/10) – Review Buy
Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill – Dimitri Verhulst – (9/10) – Review (2009),Buy
Madonna of the Almonds, The – Marina Fiorato – (8/10) – Review (2009) Buy
Magda by Meike Ziervogel (10/10) O – Review Buy
Maintenance of Headway, The – Magnus Mills – (6.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Makers – Cory Doctorow – (8/10) Review (2009), Buy
Man in the Zoo, A & Lady into Fox by David Garnett O* (8/10) – Review Buy
Man Who Rained by Ali Shaw, The (9/10) O* – Review (2012), Buy
Man Without, The – Ray Robinson – Review (2008), Buy
Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, The – Thomas Mullen – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Marching Powder – Rusty Young – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr O* (10/10) Review (2012), Buy
Marked (House of Night 1) – PC & Kristin Cast – Review (2009), Buy
Mask of Dimitrios, The – Eric Ambler – (8/10) Review 2009, Buy
Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris O (6.5/10) Review Buy
Meat Tree, The (New Stories from the Mabinogion) – Gwynneth Lewis – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Me Cheeta – James Lever – Review (2009), Buy
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick – O* Review Buy
Ministry of Pandemonium – Chris Westwood – (8.5/10) – review (2011), Buy
Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp, The – Eva Rice PS (8/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Miss Hargreaves – Frank Baker – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Missing Trilogy, The – Sophie McKenzie – O/O/PS – Buy: Girl, Missing; Sister, Missing; Missing Me
Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Moby Dick – Herman Melville – (7/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Monster Calls, A – Patrick Ness B (10/10) – Review (2012), Buy (illus) Buy (non illustrated) Book Group review
Moon of Gomrath, The – by Alan Garner O* (9.5/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch O* (9/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
Moonstone, The – Wilkie Collins – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Morgue Drawer Next Door by Jutta Profijt AV (8.5/10) Review, (2012), Buy
Mouse and his Child, The – Russell Hoban – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Mozart Question, The – Michael Morpurgo – (9/10) – Review (2010),
Mr Bridge by Evan S Connell AV* (9/10) – Review Buy
Mr Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo PS (10/10) – Review Buy
Mr Stink by David Walliams (8/10) O* – Review Buy
Mrs Bridge by Evan S Connell O* (10/10)Review Buy
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor – G (9.5/10) Review (2013), Buy at Amazon UK
My dirty little book of stolen time – Liz Jensen – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
My First Wife by Jakob Wassermann, trans Michael Hofmann AV (7.5) – Review (2012), Buy
My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber O Buy
My Name is Charles Saatchi and I am an Artoholic: Everything You Need to Know About Art, Ads, Life, God and Other Mysteries and Weren’t Afraid to Ask by Charles Saatchi – O – Review (2012), Buy
My Policeman by Bethan Roberts AV (10/10) Review (2012), Buy
My Shit Life So Far – Frankie Boyle – (3/10) – Review (2010), Buy
My Tango with Barbara Strozzi – Russell Hoban – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
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Titles N

New York Trilogy, The – Paul Auster – (10/10) Review (2009), Buy
Newton’s Swing by Chris Paling (9.5/10) O* Review (2012), Buy
Ninth Wave, The (New Stories from the Mabinogion) – Russell Celyn Jones – (9/10) – Review (2010),
Novel in the Viola, The – Natasha Solomons – (9.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Numbers – Rachel Ward – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
N-W by Zadie Smith PS (8/10) – Buy
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Titles O

Object of Beauty, An – Steve Martin – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy by Steve Martin (8/10)
Old Man & the Sea, The – Ernest Hemingway – (7/10) – Buy
Of Bees and Mist – Erick Setiawan – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French AV – Buy
Old Peter’s Russian Tales – Arthur Ransome – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
On the Cold Coasts by Vilborg Davidsdottir AV (8/10) – Review (2012)
Once Upon a Time in England – Helen Walsh – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
One Day – David Nicholl – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Oracle of Stamboul, The – Michael David Lukas – (6.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Orphan Choir, The – Sophie Hannah – O (6.5/10) – Review (2013), Buy at Amazon UK
Orphans of Eldorado (Myths) – Milton Hatoum – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey (9/10) O* – Review (2012), Buy
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Titles P

Paper House, The – Carlos Maria Dominguez O* (7/10) Review (2012), Buy
Party Going by Henry Green (8.5/10) O* – Review (2012), Buy
Pastors and Masters – Ivy Compton-Burnett – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Penelopiad, The (Myths series) – Margarent Atwood – (8/10) Review (2010), Buy
Perks of Being a Wallflower, The – Stephen Chbosky – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Pets, The – Bragi Olafsson – Review (2008), Buy
Peyton Place – Grace Metalious -(10/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Pianist’s Hands, The – Eugenio Fuentes – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, The, by Gideon Defoe (9.5/10) O* Review (2012), Buy
Pirates! In an Adventure with Whaling, The, by Gideon Defoe (8.5/10) O* Review (2012), Buy
Point of Rescue, The – Sophie Hannah – (8.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Poison Diaries, The – Maryrose Wood – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman – Friedrich Christian Delius – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies – Jane Austen and Seth Graham Smith(6.5/10) Review (2009), Buy
Probability Angels – Joseph Devon – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Pub Walks in Underhill Country by Nat Segnit (8/10) O* – Review Buy
Pumpkin Eater, The – by Penelope Mortimer O* (7/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Pure – Andrew Miller – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
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Titles Q

Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym O* (8.5/10) – Review Buy by Barbara Pym
Quiet Life, A – Beryl Bainbridge O (7/10) – Review (2012), Buy
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Titles R

Radleys, The – Matt Haig – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Raffles the Amateur Cracksman by E W Hornung (6.5/10) O* – Review
Raven Black (Shetland Quartet 1) by Ann Cleeves O (9/10) -Review (2012), Buy
Real Frank Zappa Book, The – Frank Zappa O* (9/10) Review (2012), Buy
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy AV (7.5/10) – Review Buy
Red Necklace, The – Sally Gardner – (10/10) – Review (2009), The Red Necklace
Red Notebook, The – Paul Auster – Review (2009), Buy
Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Revolver – Marcus Sedgwick – (10/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Riddley Walker – Russell Hoban – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Riders by Jilly Cooper (8/10) O* – Review (2012), Buy
Riders of the Purple Sage – Zane Grey – (10/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Rivers of London – Ben Aaronovitch – (9/10) Review (2011), Buy
Road, The – Cormac McCarthy – (10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Road to Reckoning, The – Robert Lautner – AV – Buy at Amazon UK (2013)
Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady – Robert Coover – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Ronnie’s Dream (New Stories from the Mabinogion) – Niall Griffiths – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Roseanna – Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Rosie Project, The – by Graeme Simsion AV (9/10) – Review Buy
Rules of Civility – Amor Towles – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Rules of Engagement, The – Anita Brookner – (6.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Rupture – Simon Lelic – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
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Titles S

Sad Monsters by Frank Lesser PS (7.5/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Salmon fishing in the Yemen – Paul Torday – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Sandman, The – by ETA Hoffmann – PS (9.5/10) Review (2013), Buy at Amazon UK
Savages, The – by Matt Whyman PS (9/10) – Review Buy
Savannah Grey: A Horror Story – Cliff McNish – (8.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Saving Caravaggio – Neil Griffiths – (10/10) – Review (2008), Buy
School Dinners – Becky Thorn – Review (2008), Buy
Secret Ministry of Frost, The – Nick Lake – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, The – Reif Larsen – (10/10) Review (2009), Buy
Shades of Grey – Jasper Fforde – (10/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Shadowmagic – John Lenahan – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Shipping News, The – Annie Proulx – Review, (2008), Re-read review (2013) Buy
Short History of Myth, A – Karen Armstrong – (8/10) Review (2010), Buy
Silverfin (Young Bond 1) – Charlie Higson – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Sisters Brothers, The – Patrick De Witt – (10/10)Review (2011), Buy
Skin Lane – Neil Bartlett – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut O* (8.5/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Small Hand, The – Susan Hill – (8.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Small Miracle, The – Paul Gallico – O* Review (2012)
Snoop by Samuel Gosling O* (6.5/10) Review (2012), Buy
Snow Blind – P J Tracy – (6.5/10) – Buy
Snow Child, The – Eowyn Ivey (10/10) AV* Review (2012), Buy
Snowdrops – A D Miller – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Snowman, The – Jo Nesbo – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Solo – Rana Dasgupta – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
So many books – Gabriel Zaid – Review (2011), Buy
Some day I’ll find you by Richard Madeley PS (7.5/10) – Review Buy
Something Beginning with – Sarah Salway – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Something borrowed (Brenda 2) by Paul Magrs (9/10) O* Review (2012), Buy
Songs of Blue and Gold – Deborah Lawrenson – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Sonnets, The – Warwick Collins – Review (2008), Buy
Spare Room, The – Helen Garner – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Spider Trap – Barry Maitland – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Spy Game, The – Georgina Harding – (8/10) – Review (2009),Buy
Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The – John Le Carre – (10/10) – Review (2010),
Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder (7/10) O Review (2012), Buy
Stevenson Under the Palm Trees – Alberto Manguel – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Still Point, The – Amy Sackville – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Stone in a landslide – Maria Barbal – (9/10) Review (2010), Buy
Stonemouth by Iain Banks (9/10) O* – Review Buy
Storm Front (Dresden Case Files #1) – Jim Butcher – (8.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Story Sisters, The – Alice Hoffman – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The – Robert Louis Stevenson – (7/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo and Pygmies – Stewart Copeland – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Stray by Monica Hesse PS (9/10) – Review Buy at Amazon UK (2013)
Stuff I’ve been reading by Nick Hornby PS (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Summer of dead toys, The – Antonio Hill AV (6.5/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Sweet William by Beryl Bainbridge O (9/10) Review (2012), Buy
Swimmer, The – Roma Tearne – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy
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Titles T

Tale of Despereaux, The – Kate Di Camillo (5/10) Buy
Tanglewreck – Jeanette Winterson – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Taste of My Life, A – Raymond Blanc – (10/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Tepper isn’t going out – Calvin Trillin – Review (2008), Buy
Terror of Living, The – Urban Waite – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy – Review (2008), Buy
Testament of Jessie Lamb, The – Jane Rogers – (6/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Thief Lord, The – Cornelia Funke – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Thirteen Treasures, The – Michelle Harrison – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Three Evangelists, The – by Fred Vargas O* – Review
Tiger, Tiger – Lynne Reid Banks – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Tigers in Red Weather by Lisa Klaussmann AV (10/10)Review Buy
Timoleon Vieta come home – Dan Rhodes – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Tiny Wife, The – Andrew Kaufman – (9/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Tipping Point, The – Malcolm Gladwell – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Tomorrow Pamplona – Jan Van Mersbergen – (8/10) – Review (2011), Buy
To the Devil: A Diva! – Paul Magrs – (6.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Train Dreams by Denis Johnson O (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
Transmission – Hari Kunzru – Review (2008), Buy
Travel Book, The: Mini – Lonely Planet – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Trinity Six, The – Charles Cumming – (8.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Troubling Love – Ferrante, Elena – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, The (#3) by Sue Townsend, PS* – Buy
True Grit – Charles Portis – (9.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, The – David Almond – (6.5/10) Review (2011), Buy
True Things About Me – Deborah Kay Davies – (7.5/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Trust Me, I’m a (Junior) Doctor – Max Pemberton – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Tunnel, The – Ernesto Sabato – (6.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Turbulence – Giles Foden – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Twelve (Danilov Quintet 1) – Jasper Kent – (7.5/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Twilight – Stephanie Meyer – (7/10) – Review (2009), Buy
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Titles U V

Union Atlantic – Adam Haslett – (7/10) – Reivew (2010), Buy
Universe vs Alex Woods by Gavin Extence AV – Buy
Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The – Rachel Joyce (9/10) AV* Review (2012), Buy
Up a Tree in the Park at Night with a Hedgehog – P Robert Smith – (5/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Up Till Now – William Shatner with David Fisher (8.5/10) O* – Review (2012), Buy
USA Book, The: A Journey Through America – Lonely Planet – (8/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann – (8/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Vampire Diaries, The – Bks. 1 & 2 – L J Smith – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Very persistent gappers of Frip, The – George Saunders O (8/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Virtual Love, A – by Andrew Blackman PS (8/10) – Review Buy
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Titles W

Waiting for Robert Capa by Susanna Fortes PS (9/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd PS* (8.5/10) – Review Buy
Wall of days – Alastair Bruce – (8/10) – Review (2011), Buy
War Crimes for the Home – Liz Jensen – (10/10) – Review (2008), buy
Wasp Factory, The – by Iain Banks O* (10/10)Review Buy
Ways to Live Forever – Sally Nicholls – (10/10) - Review (2011), Buy
We by Yevgeny Zamatin O* – Review
We Need to Talk About Kelvin: What everyday things tell us about the universe – Marcus Chown – (8/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Weir, The – by Conor McPherson O Buy
Weirdstone of Brisingamen, The – by Alan Garner O* (9/10) – Review; Buy at Amazon UK
What are you looking at? by Will Gompertz AV (8.5/10) – Review (2012), Buy
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman AV* (8/10) – Review Buy
When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies – Andy Beckett – (9/10) Review (2009) Buy
When the Snow Fell – Henning Mankell -(6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi – (6/10) – Review (2009), Name Your Link
White Ravens (New Stories from the Mabinogion) – Owen Sheers – (9/10) – Review (2010), Buy by Owen Sheers (9/10
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson G* (9/10) Review (2012), Buy
Widow and Her Hero, The by Thomas Keneally (8.5/10) O* – Review Buy
Widow’s Tale, The – by Mick Jackson – LTER (8/10) – Buy at Amazon UK (2013)
Winter Games by Rachel Johnson AV (8.5/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Winter Journal by Paul Auster PS (9.5/10) – Review (2012), Buy
Wired – Bob Woodward – Review (2008), Buy
Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher – (6/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Witch Child – Celia Rees – (9/10) – Review (2009), Buy
Wizard of Oz, The – Frank L Baum – (7/10) – Review (2011), Buy
Wolves of the Calla: Dark Tower #5 by Stephen King O* (8.5/10) Review (2012), Buy
Wonder by R J Palacio AV (8/10) Review (2012), Buy
Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard O (6.5/10) – Review
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Titles X Y Z

Year of Miracle and Grief, The – by Leonid Borodin PS (8.5/10) – Buy at Amazon UK
Yellow Blue Tibia: A Novel – Adam Roberts – (10/10) – Review (2010), Buy
Zazie in the Metro – Raymond Queneau – (7/10) – Review (2011), Buy

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