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On the Trail of Alexandros Papadiamantis

Whilst on holiday on the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos, I stumbled across the Alexandros Papadiamantis House-Museum. Built in 1860, this pretty bougainvillea-strewn building features the original furniture, paintings and letters of the famous Greek writer and his family. It … Continue reading

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Celebrating Jane Austen at the Althorp Literary Festival

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. I was thrilled to attend the Althorp Literary Festival for a talk by Paula Byrne. Paula‚Äôs book The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She … Continue reading

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Republic of Consciousness Prize

Four of the books I have reviewed (The Storyteller, Forbidden Line, Solar Bones, and The Empress and the Cake) were recently long-listed for the inaugural Republic of Consciousness Prize. I went along to the short-list announcement on Wednesday night and met … Continue reading

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