The Night of All Souls – Philippa Swan

Several different narratives, two interwoven tales of deception and intrigue, and a few good tips on landscape architecture. Maybe overcooked in parts but overall a fun read. Continue reading

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This December — Ricky Mongomery

This bittersweet song with a very catchy melody has been running through my head for the last couple of weeks. I love it for the same reasons I love Belle and Sebastian, even though you couldn’t mistake one for the … Continue reading

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A Mathematician Plays the Market – John Allen Paulos

Back in the dot-com bubble of 20-odd years ago, WorldCom was one of the many companies that crashed and burned, taking investors’ money with it. John Allen Paulos was one of these investors, obsessively throwing good money after bad, long … Continue reading

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Human Croquet – Kate Atkinson

Book cover of Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson

This story has a dizzying start: it takes “begin at the beginning” to the extreme, and starts off at the Big Bang with an apparently omniscient narrator. Soon it settles down into a family saga where the narrative moves between … Continue reading

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Angrynomics – Lonergan and Blyth

People are always angry about something. These days they are either angry about vaccination, or angry about people who are angry about vaccination. But until recently, they were angry about things like worsening financial inequality, immigration, and lack of action … Continue reading

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Pond – Claire-Louise Bennett

“I only wish you could just spend five minutes beneath my skin and feel what it’s like. Feel the savage swarming magic I feel.” Continue reading

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Hmm. @NortonLifelock says a site I have…

Hmm. @NortonLifelock says a site I have worked on is a “known dangerous site”. (It has been scanned etc: it’s not dangerous.) Tried to sign up and verify the site: got an error message. Clicked the feedback link to ask for help: another error message. Nothing works. Unimpressed.
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Feeling equal parts nervous and excited…

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Feeling equal parts nervous and excited about my upcoming session in the ABCD unConference: The story of SPiCE-Y: a community-led development youth group. So keen to introduce you all to the cool young people I get to work with. See you soon! #ABCD2021 #ABCDGlobal

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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter — Mario Vargas Llosa

La Habanera dances in the streetsAnd like every nightPedro Comacho sells peanutsOutside the Tropicana Club Continue reading

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Wine labels should include a Best After…

Wine labels should include a Best After date
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