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Summing up 2014 – Books

11 January 2015 | Media

I’ve run through my favourite theatre, films and hotels of 2014. Here are some of the book favourites: Travel Books – I met William Blacker while I was in Transylvania last year, so reading Along the Enchanted Way, his colourful account of his love affair with Roma...

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Long Running in London

17 September 2011 | Culture

I’m always delighted at how many things carry on and on in London. Here are three I’ve been to recently. ▲ I finally got to St Martin’s Theatre to see Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap. At 59 years and still packing them in it’s London’s longest running play. There was...

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10 Books

23 December 2010 | Media

There were lots of interesting books in 2010 – fiction and non-fiction, travel and standing still. Here are 10 I found particularly interesting, starting with 5 travel books: Country Driving – Peter Hessler’s look at contemporary China from behind the steering wheel ...

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Books of 2009

21 December 2009 | Media

If there’s a new year’s resolution I make every year, and then fail to keep, it’s to read more books. Too many other things come in the way. The bedside pile of books which I buy, intending to get around to one day, simply gets taller. Plus there are a certain number ...

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