Looking ahead to 2011

Posted by Guy Pringle, 23rd December 2010

Adéle Geras is not just an accomplished author for children and adults but she is also a passionate reader – something I tend to think is highly desirable in a writer. Having met at various events in the last 10 years, Adéle and I have an ongoing e-conversation about which of view...

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James William Guercio, anyone?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 21st December 2010

You probably have to be a bloke of a certain age to recognise the name James William Guercio. But if you take a look at his life as reported by Wikipedia this is a man of many talents who seems to have been consistently in the right place at the right time.  If you were around in the view...

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Boy, am I stoopid!

Posted by Guy Pringle, 21st December 2010

What is it about blokes that they can’t turn down the testerone, even when it’s an innocuous challenge and from a lady at that? I was feeling a little smug about being so well-read, now that The Fountainhead is going so swimmingly. And I let slip as much to reviewer of this parish, view...

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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Posted by Guy Pringle, 7th December 2010

A somewhat curious choice in that Anne talked about this book enthusiastically at reading group, having re-read it recently. At the next meeting - which Anne was unable to attend - we were raking around for something to add to our programme when the idea of The Fountainhead was suddenly centre view...

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A prejudice laid to rest

Posted by Guy Pringle, 1st December 2010

It was John Harding at this year's Guildford Readers Day who made me face up to my long-standing prejudice. John is the author of One Big Damn Puzzler, a featured book in nb33, and, most recently, Florence and Giles.   His brief on the day was to talk about his favourite reads of 2010 view...

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