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Eyejaybee

Eyejaybee

Joined May 2016

Catastrophe was my bedtime story. 👓 The Killing of Butterfly Joe by Rhidian Brook.
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A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin
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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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It might not quite be 4.00 p.m. yet, but this has felt like a long hard day in the Hideous Concrete Fortress, especially when there is a book like that calling out to be read on the journey home. #fridayreads #kateatkinson #bigsky #book #fictiin #jacksonbrodie #books #hideousconcretefortress #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookish #booklove #dauntbooks #nookcommunity #nearlyhometime

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Another highly entertaining and exceedingly complex spy story from Chris Pavone, which sees Kate Moore, one of the main protagonists from his first novel, Expats, returning to espionage work. See me Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2852873068. #fiction #chrispavone #theparisdiversion #spyfiction #espionage #books #booksbooksbooks #americancrimefiction #katemoore #dauntbooks #hardbackfiction

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This is the fiftieth book I have read in 2019. An intriguing mix of science fiction and alternative history it tells of Charlie Friend‘s experiences when he buys Adam, a highly elaborate lifelike Android. Set in a very different 1982 in which Britain has just lost the Falklands War. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42086795. #ianmcewan #machineslikeme #books #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookish #fiction #dauntbooks

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Bright Lights, Big City | Jay McInerney
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Just finished Jay McInerney‘s dazzling debut novel from the early 1980s, Bright Lights, Big City‘. Hedonism unleashed in New York City! See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2832292977. #book #books #bookish #booksbooksbooks #guardianbooks #brightlightsbigcity #jaymcinerney #bookphotography #booklove #bookstagram #booklove #dauntbooks #booknerd #fiction #literature

Libby1 Ooh! Lovely Daunt Books! 3mo
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This is a marvellous retelling of The Iliad from the women‘s perspective. Beautifully written, and immediately engrossing right from the first page. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2829916615. #book #books #bookstagram #patbarker #thesilenceofthegirls #history #bookish #booknerd #bookcommunity #booklove #bookphotography #triojanwar #booksbooksbooks #theiliad #achilles #homer #ancientgreeks #agamemnon #briseis

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Ursula Buchan‘s prose is as delightful and enchanting as her grandfather‘s, and this biography had had me rapt so far. #book #books #bookstagram #ursulabuchan #johnbuchan #beyondthethirtyninesteps #thethirtyninesteps #biography #scottishliterature #history #biography #literature #bookish #bookphotography #booklove #booknerd #booksbooksbooks

RavenLovelyReads I love that kitty!! 😍 🐱 Happy reading! 3mo
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Palimpsest That‘s a fantastic tote bag! 3mo
Eyejaybee I have gathered quite a selection of them from Daunt Books. 3mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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A marvellous novel about writing, ambition and betrayal, with some lovely vignettes of literary giants strewn along the way. One of the most entertaining book I have read this year. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2799549437 #johnboyne #aladdertothesky #metafiction #book #books #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #booklove #fiction #booknerd #bookish #fauntbooks #booklove #bookphotography #guardianbooks #bookcommunity

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Slow Burner | William Haggard
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Well quite frankly I picked a bit of a dud here. A trivial and implausible plot people with extremely wooden characters conveyed in a curiously dated and stilted prose ... but apart from that it was fine. If you need any further comment, see my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31284874-slow-burner. #book #books #bookish #booknerd #booksbooksbooks #bookcommunity #booklove #spyfiction #bookphotography #slowburner

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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The latest Cormoran Strike novel from J K Rowling under her pseudonym of Robert Galbraith. It is an intriguing and complex story which, over all, I enjoyed, although I wonder if it was unnecessarily long. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28170940-lethal-white #booksbooksbooks #booknerd #booklove #bookish #bookphotography #bookcommunity #robertgalbraith #lethalwhite #jkrowling #bookreview #crimefiction #cormoranstrike

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I can‘t believe I fell for Catherine‘s ‘Oops! Sorry darling ... I seem to have left my purse in my other handbag ... You don‘t mind paying, do you?‘ line yet again! #dauntbooks #hooklineandsinker #i💙catherine #book #books #booksbooksbooks #bookcommunity #booknerd #booklove #bookphotography #dauntbooksbag #robertmenasse #hannajameson #charlottebingham #danrichards #maxporter #craigtaylor #enigmavariations #thecapital #thelast #lanny #guardianbooks

charl08 I love the bag! 5mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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I have now finished this delightful book - one of the finest I have read so far this year. Funny, sad and informative, with a cast of beautifully crafted characters. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2752173555. #book #lissaevans #oldbaggage #books #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookishlife #booknerd #bookphotography #bookworm #bookcommunity #newbooks #booklove #fiction #suffragettes #womenssuffrage #votesforwomen

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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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What a splendid novel! Great characters, a marvellous story and beautiful prose. I am facing that crushing dilemma that attends great books: I am eager to finish it to see how the story is resolved, but am also enjoying it so much that I don‘t want it to end. #lissaevans #oldbaggage #guardianbooks #book #books #bookstagram #bookish #booksbooksbooks #booknerd #bookworm #bookcommunity #bookphotography #tetherdown #dauntbooks #currentlyreading

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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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TrishB Lovely ❤️ 6mo
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I am looking forward to browsing through this, not least to see if it includes some of the glorious old Dumfriesshire words and phrases with which my mother used to enthral us. #books #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookcommunity #booknerd #bookphotography #newbooks #bookish #ilovebooks #bookworm #postcriptbooks #dictionaryofscottishphraseandfable

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A very entertaining account of travelling by train across Europe, Asia, North America and back again. Reminiscent of Paul Theroux‘s great train odysseys, but without his rampant querulousness. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40122009-around-the-world-in-80-trains. #book #books #bookphotography #greatreads #monisharajesh #aroundtheworldineightytrains #bookstagram #bookcommunity #booksbooksbooks #bookworm #dauntbooks

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The Order of the Day | ric Vuillard
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Sombre observations on the rise of Hitler‘s regime in Germany, and in particular on the path to Anschluss, and the annexation of Austria. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43092731-the-order-of-the-day. #ericvuillard #theorderoftheday #book #books #reading #booksbooksbooks #bookphotography #bookcommunity #booknerd #dauntbooks #currentlyreading #secondworldwar #anschluss #history #politics #appeasement

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Swansong | Kerry Andrew
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A mesmerising combination of hypnotically beautiful prose, breathtaking descriptions of landscape and an ethereal romance. All the more remarkable as it is Kerry Andrew‘s debut novel. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35004350-swansong. #kerryandrew #swansong #fiction #book #books #bookstagram #currentlyreading #bookish #bookcommunity #booksbooksbooks #booknerd #bookphotography #landscape #scottishhighlands

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The Kennedy Moment | Peter Adamson
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I love a good conspiracy thriller and while this was not quite what I had expected, it proved to be highly entertaining and enjoyable. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37953215-the-kennedy-moment.
#books #bookstagram #currentlyreading #bookbooksbooks #booksofinstagram #dauntbooks #booklove #bookgeek #booknerd #readersofinstagram #bookobsessed #peteradamson #thekennedymoment #politics #thriller #fiction #medicine

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The Kennedy Moment | Peter Adamson
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Easing into the week in fine fashion, with a great breakfast at Bibi‘s Cafe, St Andrews, and a marvellous book, with an extra savour of serendipity as I chose it at random from @dauntbooks. This is a chilling medical thriller, with a great plot and characters I feel I already know. #book #books #bookstagram #currentlyreading #peteradamson #thekennedymoment #coffee #booksandcoffee #coffeeandbooks #bibiscafe #standrews #scotland #fife #i💙scotland

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Like the impetuous searcher at the end of ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade‘, I chose poorly here. Rather a woeful start to a year‘s reading, and one that is particularly annoying because my disappointment might so easily have been predicted. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38323528-jeeves-and-the-king-of-clubs. #book #books #bookstagram #reading #ichosepoorly #paleimitation #notworththepaperitisprintedon

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Life imitating art, or something like that, having watched ‘Layer Cake‘ yesterday, one of the scenes of which was filmed here. I am enjoying ‘The Death of the Fronsac‘ so far and the breakfast obviously helps too. #regencycafe #book #books #bookstagram #thedeathofthefronsac #nealascherson #breakfast #coffee #caffeine #booksandcoffee #coffeeandbooks #wakeupandsmellthecoffee #wakeupandsmellthecoffin #caffeineaddict #breakfastofthegods #scottishsalad

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Perfidious Albion | Sam Byers
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A dystopian novel set in a post-Brexit Britain where society is rapidly fracturing. Clearly calculated to establish a cheery tone in the run up to Christmas 🎄. #book #books #bookstagram #sambyers #perfidiousalbion #dauntbooks #reading #decemberreads #n10 #muswellhill #tetherdown #dystopianfiction #brexitliterature #brexlit #dystopia

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The New Silk Roads | Peter Frankopan
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An interesting adjunct to Frankopan‘s ‘The Silk Roads‘. I was disappointed with this book, which seemed to have been written in great haste, with virtually no editorial attention. He makes intriguing, convincing points, but lets his political prejudices (many of which I share) to intrude to a disruptive extent. See my Goodreads review at: www.goodreads.com/review/show/2622857705 #book #books #politics #history #silkroads #china #asia #centralasia

zsuzsanna_reads That's what I heard from others as well. It's a shame because the subject would have interested me otherwise. 8mo
Eyejaybee The book was still interesting, but I felt that the political bias just took some of the enjoyment away. 8mo
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The Waste Land | T. S. Eliot
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Fascinating to see how different the original draft was from the published version with which we are all so familiar. Ezra Pound‘s amendments made a huge difference. #book #books #bookstagram #dauntbooks #tseliot #thewasteland #ezrapound #faberbooks

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Middle England | Jonathan Coe
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Another marvellous novel from Jonathan Coe, and perhaps the first that I have read which attempts to engage with the impact on Britain of the result of the Brexit referendum. Very amusing, too. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2597066786. #fiction #book #books #bookstagram #jonathancoe #middleengland #politics #brexit #humour #dauntbooks

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Very much looking forward to reading this, having been a fellow pupil with Paul Willetts at Loughborough Grammar School what now seems like a hundred years ago.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/the-most-shameless-con-artist... #paulwilletts #kingcon #loughboroughgrammarschool #lgs

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Perfidious Albion | Sam Byers
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Looking forward to starting this ‘state of Britain‘ novel set on s dystopian near, post-Brexit future. #book #books #bookstagram #fiction #perfidiousalbion #sambyers #waterstonespiccadilly #muswellhill #dystopianfiction #dystopia #newfiction

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Another brief but engrossing instalment in the saga of The Slough House ‘slow horses‘, although Jackson Lamb is conspicuous by his absence. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37772647-the-drop. #mickherron #thedrop #fiction #sloughhouse #jacksonlamb #slowhorses #espionage #spyfiction #novella #london #spying #spies #civilservice

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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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Another marvellous and inventive novel from Anthony Horowitz, once again featuring the author himself in partnership with the taciturn Daniel Hawthorne. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39913740-the-sentence-is-death. #anthonyhorowitz #thesentenceisdeath #fiction #crimefiction #metafiction #london #highgate #murder #hampstead #danielhawthorne

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Oops! I may have succumbed to the temptation of @muswellhillbookshop when I went to buy some milk. It was Catherine‘s fault really: without her exhortation to ‘stay away from that bookshop‘, the idea would never have occurred to me. #book #books #bookstagram #reading #muswellhillbookshop #muswellhill #n10 #mickherron #anthonyhorowitz #thedrop #louismacneice #lettersfromiceland #thesentenceisdeath #themartiangirl #bookshop #fiction #crimefiction

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Oops! I may have succumbed to temptation in @muswellhillbookshop when I went to buy some milk. It was Catherine‘s fault really: without her exhortation to ‘stay away from that bookshop‘, the idea would never have occurred to me. #book #books #bookstagram #reading #muswellhillbookshop #muswellhill #n10 #mickherron #anthonyhorowitz #thedrop #louismacneice #whauden #lettersfromiceland #thesentenceisdeath #andrewmartin #bookshop #fiction #crimefiction

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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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Oops! I may have succumbed to temptation at @muswellhillbookshop when I went to buy some milk. It was Catherine‘s fault really: without her exhortation to ‘stay away from that bookshop‘, the idea would never have occurred to me. #book #books #bookstagram #reading #muswellhillbookshop #muswellhill #n10 #mickherron #anthonyhorowitz #thedrop #louismacneice #whauden #lettersfromiceland #thesentenceisdeath #andrewmartin #bookshop #fiction #crimefiction

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The Pine Barrens | John McPhee
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Beautiful writing beautifully presented in a wonderful edition not only bought from, but also published by, @DauntBooks. Even the Foreword by Iain Sinclair in sumptuous. #thepinenarrens #johnmcphee #dauntbooks #books #book #currentlyreading #bookstagram #history #geography #naturalhistory #newjersey #america #nonfiction #non-fiction #nature #vanishingwilderness

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The Reversal | Michael Connelly
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Another great thriller from Michael Connelly, this time featuring his two main protagonists (Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller) working together. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37826253-the-reversal. #book #books #bookstagram #michaelconnelly #thereversal #harrybosch #lapd #crimefiction #policeprocedural #americancrimefiction #mickeyhaller #courtroomdrama

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Moscow, Midnight | John Simpson
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This proved surprisingly disappointing. I would have expected something rather better from as celebrated a foreign correspondent as John Simpson. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42302553-moscow-midnight.
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Very entertaining. I hadn‘t previously encountered Nat Tate‘s work. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77842.Nat_Tate. #williamboyd #nattate #arthistory #prank #galleries #biography #bookbookstagram #books #spoof

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Linsy Love that book swag! 💙 10mo
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A Treachery of Spies | Manda Scott
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Lel2403 I enjoyed this too....a lot of lavender mentioned as I remember 10mo
Eyejaybee Yes. I can‘t remember when (if?) I last read a book that had so many lavender references! 10mo
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In a House of Lies | Ian Rankin
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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This looks interesting. In a dazzling metafictional irony, someone stole my copy of ‘The Book Thief‘. #markuszukas #bridgeofclay #thebookthief #newbooks #justpublished #waterstonespiccadilly #book #books #bookstagram

Merethebookgal Ha, same thing happened to me! I let a coworker *borrow* my copy, and then she quit and I never got it back 🙄 10mo
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Just received this gem through the post. I imagine that even William Boyd‘s shopping lists or notes for the milkman would make for elegant reading, so I am definitely looking forward to this. #williamboyd #nattate #book #books #bookstagram #modernliterature #contemporaryfiction #modernclassics #arthistory #historyofart #biography

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Just started this. Perhaps a little lightweight compared with le Carre, and obviously lacking his glorious and unique prose style, but no less enjoyable for all that. #stellarimington #themoscowsleepers #book #books #bookstagram #currentlyreading #espionage #spyfiction #MI5 #MI6 #CIA #intelligenceservices

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In a House of Lies | Ian Rankin
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Andrew65 ❤️ John Rebus! 10mo
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