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Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

Firstly, I must apologise for my unannounced hiatus from book blogging in recent weeks: I’ve been extremely busy with some major projects for my work and I’ve also been away staying my with in-laws (who live in a rather wonderful, … Continue reading

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One Day The Ice Will Reveal All Its Dead by Clare Dudman

First Published: as Wegener’s Jigsaw 2003 (Penguin edition 2005) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “I imagine the ground beneath my feet shifting slowly. What is the point in fighting for territory if that territory moves? The thought … Continue reading

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Film review: The Ghost of Piramida

Something visual: my first film review on this blog! Although Roxploration is first and foremost a book blog, I’ve decided I may occasionally review other media if their subjects fit particularly well with the ethos of my blog. The Ghost … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Published: 2007 by Bantam My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “The blue flame in his chest had burrowed towards his heart like some alien entity, lingered like a disease, and centered in him as an almost unwanted core of … Continue reading

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Ice Road by Gillian Slovo

First Published: 2004 by Little, Brown (Virago ed. 2005) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “But there is a limit to the things you can hide from yourself and my own limit recently has got smaller. I’ve learned … Continue reading

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On the Proper Use of Stars by Dominique Fortier

Translated from French by Shelia Fischman Published: 2010 by McClelland & Stewart My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “As for me, I have gone to the end of the Earth, I have fallen into the void where there are … Continue reading

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The Solitude of Thomas Cave by Georgina Harding

First Published:  2010 by Bloomsbury My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “He begins to be carried away on his words. In this solitude he has begun to look within himself and into his past in a way that he … Continue reading

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The Still Point by Amy Sackville

Published: 2010 by Portobello Books My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “But a woman cannot live in longing alone. She must have called upon the forbearance that her husband had trusted she held in reserve; she must somehow have … Continue reading

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Polar Wives by Kari Herbert

First Published: 2012 by Greystone Books My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “That was a glorious courageous note… If he in his agony-wracked condition could face it with such sublime fortitude how dare I possibly whine. I will not. … Continue reading

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