Jonathan Dee's A Thousand Pardons

Posted by Guy Pringle, 25th June 2013

Good to hear Jonathan Dee on Radio 4's Front Row last night talking to Mark Lawson who said the book physically shook in his hand when he got to the one line twist at the end of the first chapter. Perhaps it was the fact it was a 50 page first chapter that had something to do with it??? Anyway, I view...

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Feedback on our readers day

Posted by Guy Pringle, 24th June 2013

  Firstly from Ann Smout (pron. out, not oot)   Dear Guy,   Thank you so much for laying on such a magnificent day which I thoroughly enjoyed.   I had read only 1 of the authors - Sadie Jones and have another - Jennie Rooney - on my increasingly unmanageable "to view...

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Eye Contact by Fergus McNeill

Posted by Guy Pringle, 21st June 2013

Just finished Eye Contact ahead of meeting Fergus this afternoon (as prep to tomorrow’s readers day) – and delighted to say Rose was absolutely right; it’s a cracking read!   Graham Harland is set to be another police Detective on your screens very soon with issues galore view...

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Reg Seward

Posted by Guy Pringle, 20th June 2013

When posting out review books recently, I saw that Reg Seward, reviewer of this parish, had requested First Steps to Living with Dementia and thought to include a postcard hoping that the choice wasn’t driven by personal circumstances. What follows is his heart-rending letter back to view...

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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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