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

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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…’

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

‘Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city’s vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible…’

The melody by Jim Crace (on audiobook)

‘Alfred Busi, famed and beloved in his town for his music and songs, is now in his 60’s, mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days alone at the lareg villa he has always called home. The night before he is due to attend a ceremony at the town’s avenue of fame, Busi is attacked by a creature he disturbs as it raids the content of his larder. Busi is convinced that what assaulted him was no animal, but a child…..

The Only Story by Julian Barnes

‘iorst love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact that his relationship flies in the face of social convention’

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

‘One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold one of Jonah’s ships for what appears to be a mermaid.’

The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne

‘Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t an Avery, then who is he?…’

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.