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Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

Translated from Russian by George Bird First published: 1996 (English translation Harvill ed 2002) My copy: bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “Something was wrong with his life, he thought, walking with downcast eyes. Or life itself had changed, and … Continue reading

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Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Published: 2012 by Fourth Estate My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Look, he says: once you have… fixed on the destruction of an enemy, that destruction must be swift and it must be perfect. Before you even glance in … Continue reading

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