Books. Reviews.

Fiction.

….. ‘like a spider’s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners’

Virginia Woolf

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….. Peter And The Wolves!

Review of Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre

Featured Posts

DAYS WITHOUT END BY SEBASTIAN BARRY

In Sebastian Barry’s latest novel ‘Days Without End’ we follow the life of Thomas McNulty, writing a very different sort of ‘American Letter’ as he slips almost silently from the fire of the 1850’s desperate Irish poverty into the frying pan of a troubled 1850’s America,  a country trying to find itself.

SIMON ARMITAGE IN CONVERSATION

I went with high expectations last week to see Simon Armitage at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, where he was in conversation with Claire Armistead, the books editor at The Guardian…………………………………. and he did not disappoint.

ALAN BENNETT IN CONVERSATION WITH THE GUARDIAN PODCAST

This recently published podcast is a combination of an interview with Alan Bennett in front of a live audience and a series of excerpts which he reads from his diaries.

Review Policy.

Review Policy

Most of the books I read and review at Inside A Dog are books I buy myself… So I don’t really need any ‘policy’.

But just in case…

Our policy is ‘I’m delighted you’d ask!’ –  but as my blog is a hobby, I can only promise to try to read and review it. I prefer a physical book but I will e-read when I commute into London

Contact

You can contact us by email if you scroll down a little further. If it’s an actual book you can get us at 7 The Rookeries, Rookery Road, Blackmore, Essex. CM4 0FL

Featured Posts

DAYS WITHOUT END BY SEBASTIAN BARRY

In Sebastian Barry’s latest novel ‘Days Without End’ we follow the life of Thomas McNulty, writing a very different sort of ‘American Letter’ as he slips almost silently from the fire of the 1850’s desperate Irish poverty into the frying pan of a troubled 1850’s America,  a country trying to find itself.

Incoming Fiction…….

What’s coming to the top (albeit slowly!) of the Inside A Dog ‘To Be Read’ Mountain!

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The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth by William Boyd

‘A couple chart the journey of their five year relationship backwards, from awkward reunion to lovelorn first encounter…’

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

‘Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen she roams the woods along the Northern California coast. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father…..’

Mrs Osmond by John Banville

‘Having fled Rome and a stultifying marriage, Isabel Osmond is in London brooding on the recent disclosure of her husband’s shocking, years-long betrayal of her. What should she do now and which way should she turn in the emotional labyrinth where she has been trapped for so long?’

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

‘Two brown girls dream of being dancers – but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person really free…’

Outline by Rachel Cusk (audiobook version)

‘A woman writer goes to Athens to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her the story of their lives….’

Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

‘On a hot day in 1996, a bomb detonates in a Delhi marketplace. Just a ‘small’ bomb, but it is fatal for two Khurana schoolboys. Their friend Mansoor survives the blast bearing the physical and physiological effects of the bomb….’

Featured Posts

SIMON ARMITAGE IN CONVERSATION

I went with high expectations last week to see Simon Armitage at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, where he was in conversation with Claire Armistead, the books editor at The Guardian…………………………………. and he did not disappoint.

Haruki Murakami……on sharing a love for books……

‘To be able to talk to your heart’s content about a book you like with someone who feels the same way about it is one of the greatest joys life can offer’

Featured Posts

ALAN BENNETT IN CONVERSATION WITH THE GUARDIAN PODCAST

This recently published podcast is a combination of an interview with Alan Bennett in front of a live audience and a series of excerpts which he reads from his diaries.