Richard Keith Robert Coles is an English musician, journalist and Church of England parish priest. Now vicar of Finedon in Northamptonshire, he was formerly the multi-instrumentalist who partnered Jimmy Somerville in the 1980s band The Communards.
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John Rebus stands accused: on trial for a crime that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. It’s not the first time the legendary detective has taken the law into his own hands, though it might be the last. But what drove a good man to cross the line? Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke may well find out. Clarke is tasked with the city’...
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An evocative portrait of the underbelly of contemporary Paris as seen through the eyes of a young waiter scraping out a living in the City of Light. A waiter's job is to deceive you. They want you to believe in a luxurious calm because on the other side of that door . . . is hell. Edward Chisholm's spellbinding memoir of his time as a Parisian wait...
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The book of the year for me (though I was late to the party) was “Black and British” by @DavidOlusoga. I can’t remember when a book last made such an impression on me. It made me see the world differently and has changed my life. – source
Are you listening to Merlin Sheldrake’s book about fungi, #EntangledLife, on @BBCRadio4? It’s MARVELLOUS, beautifully written and beautifully read by him. – source
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As a young boy growing up in the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city. Born to working class parents and the eldest of six children, he harbored a childhood desire to become a priest. When he was eleven years old, Byrne found hi...
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Spoons probably have the longest history of any artefact and have been made ever since man discovered that handling liquids was vital to his existence. In this new colour edition of a popular title, Simon Moore traces the history of English spoons, noting their social position in history and the many changes in style and form as their versatility w...
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Train lovers everywhere, I took this on the Sleeper to Scotland and back. Never before in the field of book to read on the train selection was a more apposite choice made. Thank you @monisha_rajesh – source