It’s all about the nonfiction in British books coming to the US this month, and royalty features heavily among the offerings both—which is probably not unrelated to the popularity of The Crown and the impending buying of holiday gifts.
"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not." âšœď¸? I bought this audiobook because it was read by Jim Dale (of HP audio fame) and I missed the sound of his voice. I didn't know them how deeply I'd fall in love with this book. It's the tale of dueling magicians, but the real magic is in Erin Morgenstern's ability to write sentences that knock you to your knees. âšœď¸? THE NIGHT CIRCUS is a simmer book.
As we know by now, the winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize is George Saunders for Lincoln in the Bardo. Since I round up daily British book news, I’ve been seeing a lot of its UK cover, and I have to say — I’m not a fan. Although I haven’t yet read it, I was rooting for Fiona Mozley’s Elmet to win, because she was a surprise entrant into the list and, mostly, because she and I went to the same Cambridge college (as did Zadie Smith, who was also longlisted).
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Selecting a term
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