Dec 21, 2021
Anna and Annie discuss the New York Times Best Books of 2021.
Our book of the week is Seven and a Half by Christos Tsiolkas, the multi-award winning author of The Slap, Barracuda and Damascus. This novel centres on a man writing a book about a retired porn star and seeking beauty in the world. 'A scorching, mythic...
Dec 15, 2021
Anna, Amanda and Annie pick our top ten books of 2021.
Our favourite reads (in no particular order) were:
1. Moth by Melody Razak
2. Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
3. The Magician by Colm Toíbín
4. Phosphorescence by Julia Baird
5. Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
6. The Luminous Solution by Charlotte...
Dec 7, 2021
Anna and Amanda discuss the Costa Book Awards Shortlists.
Our book of the week is The Promise by Damon Galgut, winner of the 2021 Booker Prize. This novel follows the crash and burn of a White South African family over a generation, against the backdrop of a changing country. A worthy winner, Amanda also recommends...
Dec 2, 2021
Anna and Annie discuss the winners of the Goldsmiths Prize, the Baillie Gifford Prize and the National Book Awards.
Our book of the week is The Magician by multi-award winning author Colm Tóibín. His latest novel, based on the life of Thomas Mann, is a New York Times Notable Book, a Best Book of Fall 2021 (Time)...
Nov 23, 2021
Anna and Annie discuss The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak. Shafak is an award-winning Turkish-British novelist whose previous novel 10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in This Strange World was short-listed for the Booker Prize. We loved this latest novel set in Cyprus and London and featuring a sassy fig tree.