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Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid - 2019-12-31
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A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a liv...
Jess Brammar
2021-05-13T16:14:40.000Z
More book recommendations from me! Can you tell I am currently not working? Such A Fun Age is very, very good.      source
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Daughters of Night
Laura Shepherd-Robinson
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From the brothels and gin-shops of Covent Garden to the elegant townhouses of Mayfair, Laura Shepherd-Robinson's Daughters of Night follows Caroline Corsham, as she seeks justice for a murdered woman whom London society would rather forget . . .Lucia’s fingers found her own. She gazed at Caro as if from a distance. Her lips parted, her words a whis...
Jess Brammar
2021-05-10T09:17:04.000Z
Stayed up later than I should have finishing this from the brilliant @LauraSRobinson because I couldn’t put it down. Really recommend if you want to properly lose yourself in a book’s world - and if you’re interested in what C18th London was like to live in      source
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo
A Novel
Christy Lefteri - 2020-06-23
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This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable.Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra, his wife, is an artist. Mornings, Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside. On weekends, Afra s...
Jess Brammar
2020-11-01T07:21:55.000Z
I’ve ploughed through books in last few months, using @BorrowBox or @audible to listen as I walk. Loved Queenie, Wolf Hall series, Line of Beauty, Beekeeper of Aleppo, The Color Purple, Between The World And Me. Didn’t love Overstory or Where Crawdads Sing but both decent      source
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The Mirror & the Light
Hilary Mantel - 2020-03-10
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“If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?”England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith’s son from Putney emerges from the spring’s bloodbath to continue his c...
Jess Brammar
2020-11-01T07:21:55.000Z
I’ve ploughed through books in last few months, using @BorrowBox or @audible to listen as I walk. Loved Queenie, Wolf Hall series, Line of Beauty, Beekeeper of Aleppo, The Color Purple, Between The World And Me. Didn’t love Overstory or Where Crawdads Sing but both decent      source
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The Color Purple
A Novel
Alice Walker - 2019-12-10 (first published in 1982)
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alice Walker's iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book.A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty t...
Jess Brammar
2020-11-01T07:21:55.000Z
I’ve ploughed through books in last few months, using @BorrowBox or @audible to listen as I walk. Loved Queenie, Wolf Hall series, Line of Beauty, Beekeeper of Aleppo, The Color Purple, Between The World And Me. Didn’t love Overstory or Where Crawdads Sing but both decent      source
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Queenie
Candice Carty-Williams - 2019-11-05
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ONE OF TIME’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT! “[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this dis...
Jess Brammar
2020-11-01T07:21:55.000Z
I’ve ploughed through books in last few months, using @BorrowBox or @audible to listen as I walk. Loved Queenie, Wolf Hall series, Line of Beauty, Beekeeper of Aleppo, The Color Purple, Between The World And Me. Didn’t love Overstory or Where Crawdads Sing but both decent      source
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Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates - 2015-07-14
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“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s his...
Jess Brammar
2020-11-01T07:21:55.000Z
I’ve ploughed through books in last few months, using @BorrowBox or @audible to listen as I walk. Loved Queenie, Wolf Hall series, Line of Beauty, Beekeeper of Aleppo, The Color Purple, Between The World And Me. Didn’t love Overstory or Where Crawdads Sing but both decent      source
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Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel - 2013-05-07 (first published in 2012)
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WINNER OF THE 2012 MAN BOOKER PRIZEThe sequel to Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Bring Up the Bodies delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son a...
Jess Brammar
2020-11-01T07:21:55.000Z
I’ve ploughed through books in last few months, using @BorrowBox or @audible to listen as I walk. Loved Queenie, Wolf Hall series, Line of Beauty, Beekeeper of Aleppo, The Color Purple, Between The World And Me. Didn’t love Overstory or Where Crawdads Sing but both decent      source
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The Line of Beauty
A Novel
Alan Hollinghurst - 2005-10-17 (first published in 2004)
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One of the most critically acclaimed books of 2004, The Line of Beauty is a sweeping novel about class, sex, and money that brings Thatcher's London alive. Nick Guest has moved in with the Feddens, a family whose patriarch is a conservative Member of Parliament. An innocent in matters of politics and money, Nick becomes caught up in the Feddens' wo...
Jess Brammar
2020-11-01T07:21:55.000Z
I’ve ploughed through books in last few months, using @BorrowBox or @audible to listen as I walk. Loved Queenie, Wolf Hall series, Line of Beauty, Beekeeper of Aleppo, The Color Purple, Between The World And Me. Didn’t love Overstory or Where Crawdads Sing but both decent      source
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Mandalay
Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen
Mimi Aye - 2019-08-13
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There is so much to love in MiMi Aye's wonderful Mandalay - Nigella LawsonA flavour explosionInfluenced by its neighbours and the countries closest to it, Burmese food draws techniques and ingredients from Thailand, India and China but uses flavours of its own to make something subtle, delicious and unique.The food of Burma is little known, but MiM...
Jess Brammar
2020-08-09T12:22:06.000Z
This is a cracking book @meemalee, and I’m v happy to be able to get to my local Asian supermarket again to get some of the ingredients to resume cooking through it! Very much recommend if you’re - like me - unfamiliar with Burmese food, but love noodle soups and curries etc      source
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Secret History by Donna Tartt