Scott's Book Review



Meeting the English

Kate Clanchy

Fantastic Fiction - Escapes to other places and other times


Educated at Edinburgh and Oxford, Kate Clanchy (http://literature.britishcouncil.org/kate-clanchy) lived in London’s East End for several years, before...

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A Place Called Winter

Patrick Gale

Fantastic Fiction - Escapes to other places and other times


Patrick Gale (http://galewarning.org/about-patrick/) based himself in London after graduating from Oxford in 1983, starting out in a bedsit in Notting Hill....

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The Soul of the Marionette

John Gray

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think


John Gray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gray_(philosopher)) has been troubling us now for years with his trenchant attacks on humanism, global...

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The Illuminations

Andrew O'Hagan

Literary bent - Writing at its best


“You don’t see the connections in your life until it’s too late to disentangle them,” says Alice, a character in Andrew O’Hagan’s new...

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The Believing Brain

Michael Shermer

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think


One thought troubles me greatly. Viz. it is entirely possible to be deluded and live your whole life through happily. A clear example is that hundreds of...

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