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Wot I Loved Today: Rowan Coleman’s The Memory Book

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It’s very rare that a book makes it into my blog, because books bring me joy every day and it’s hard to single them out. Plus, as time has passed, I’ve made more and more writer friends and I don’t want them to think I’m being favouritist, like. But then again it’s very rare that I read a book that simultaneously enthrals me, devastates me and somehow lifts me up beyond my quotidian existence quite like Rowan Coleman’s beautiful novel The Memory Book. Spoilers aren’t an issue here, because it’s clear from the outset that the heroine is on a … Continue reading

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Wot I loved today: being alive

 Lucy Robinson around the time of her first facial, March 2011. Copyright Lucy Robinson Blog

I was saying on my Facebook page this morning how bitingly sad I found the image of Philip Seymour Hoffman at his death – that brilliant, complex and talented man transformed so brutally, so needlessly, into a lonely cold body with a syringe it its arm and a bag of heroin nearby. What a(nother) monstrous waste of genius. What a(nother) monstrous waste of a life. Resultantly, my Wot I loved Today blog is, for today, not about a cheese I’ve gorged on or a giggle I’ve had with The Man but about the very fact of my life. For this, … Continue reading

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