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The Abominable by Dan Simmons

Published: 2013 by Sphere My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “This altitude is not of this world, I think dully. We humans are not meant or evolved to be up here, I think, with some small sense of panic … Continue reading

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Ice by Anna Kavan

First published: 1967 (Peter Owen paperback 2006) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “I felt a fearful sense of pressure and urgency, there was no time to lose, I was wasting time; it was a … 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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White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway

Published: 2006 by Atlantic Books My copy: borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “And now I want to kill my father because he surrounds himself with so many people and adventures and stories that I will never … Continue reading

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Toby’s Room by Pat Barker

First published: 2012 by Hamish Hamilton (Penguin ed 2013) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “Everything he saw, everything he felt, seemed to be filtered through his memories of the front line, as if a thin wash had … Continue reading

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Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard by Sara Wheeler

Every Friday, in Brushing off the Dust, I revisit one of the many older book reviews written before I founded this blog. Here, I try to prioritise those titles that have really stayed with with me, or which have shaped … Continue reading

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Dog and Butterfly: Letters Home by John Philip Riffice

First Published: 2013 by Bella Media Management My copy: Supplied to me free of charge by the author, in return for an honest review Memorable quote: “Taped to my closet door, though, was the very first note he ever left … Continue reading

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Dance The Moon Down by R.L. Bartram

First Published: 2011 by Authors Online My copy: Supplied to me free of charge by the author, in return for an honest review Memorable quote: “In her headlong pursuit of information, she was soon to discover that behind the peaceful … Continue reading

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Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding

Published: 2012 by Bloomsbury My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “We’re all so many people, aren’t we, nowadays? So confusing it is, I don’t know how anyone keeps track. There are the people we used … Continue reading

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The Cupboard by Rose Tremain

First Published: 1989 by Hamish Hamilton (Vintage ed. 1999) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “Of course it’s a haunted life, with Gérard’s bone pile staring out at its edge and the girl in the … Continue reading

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