More on The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

Posted by Guy Pringle, 13th June 2013

  Having personally raved about "The Spinning Heart" by Donal Ryan to the point where the publisher gave in and let us both interview him and feature his book, I was delighted to receive the following review:   

The past in Ireland remains  a misty mire of religion, view...

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Which one are you?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 14th April 2011

I'm not a Daily Mail reader by inclination but I came across this on their website and wondered if you recognised any of your group members therein - or even yourself???   THE HARRIED MOTHER She’s the staple of every book group, well-intentioned but over-stretched. She always arrives view...

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Isn't this what it's all about?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 25th March 2011

Pat Clark sent me this report on her book group following a long telephone conversation. She has a particular interest in The Jewel of St. Petersburg as well as having found it to be a brilliant book, because she happens to know the author, Kate Furnivall, personally.   Anyway, apart from view...

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The Verdict? Not quite ready yet.

Posted by Guy Pringle, 10th February 2011

We’ve been trying to get a new feature off the ground but early attempts have plunged head first back to earth. The Verdict is meant to recount the discussion a group has about a soon to be published book. So, not a review – although there would be a synopsis to start the spread and view...

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ORANGE PRIZE FINALISTS SET UP NEW LITERARY EVENT

Posted by Guy Pringle, 20th July 2010

I get loads of press releases by email these days, most of which are rapidly deleted but every so often one comes along that catches my imagination. Below is one such from an enterprising lady called Dawn Barnes. Although I've never met her I suspect I very soon will but for the moment I offer news view...

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Gender politics in reading groups

Posted by Guy Pringle, 8th July 2010

This week I had the happy circumstance of discussing The Glass Room with both the groups I belong to here in Winchester. The book was my suggestion because I had enjoyed it as a personal read and thought there was potential for a group read.   At this point I should declare that I am view...

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