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Dipping:

How to be well read - John Sutherland
Keeping An Open Eye:Essays on Art - Julian Barnes
The Silk Roads = Peter Frankopan

Devouring:

A Scots Quair - Lewis Grassic Gibbon (slowly, big book!)

READ FOR PLEASURE 2016:

How To Disappear - Duncan Fallowell
Detective Stories (Everyman Pocket) - Various
His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae Burnet
Flaneuse - Lauren Elkin
Peacock and Vine - A S Byatt
Falling in Love - Donna Leon
Acqua Alta - Donna Leon
Trio - Sue Gee
The Aspern Papers - Henry James
My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout
Venice for Pleasure - J G Links
Venice - Jan Morris
Thoughtful Gardening - Robin Lane Fox
Sky Burial - Xinran
Raptor: A Journey Through Birds - James McDonald Lockhart
The Button Box - Lynn Knight
Venice: A Literary Guide for Travellers - Marie-Jose Gransard
The Venice Lido - Robin Saikia
We Have Won The Land - John MacAskill
Ada Salta; Pioneer of Ethical Socialism - Graham Taylor
Winifred Nicholson in Scotland - Alice Dewey
In The Artist's Garden - Ronald Blythe
Born Under Saturn - Rudolf Wittkower,
The Man Who Made Things Out Of Trees - Robert Penn
Alive Alive, Oh - Diana Athill
A Notable Woman - Jean Lucey Pratt
Grief is The Thing With Feathers - Max Porter
A Place Called Winter - Patrick Gale
Alive, Alive oh!- Diana Athill
Treasure Island - R L Stevenson
Treasured Island - Frank Barrett
The Bookshop Book - Jen Campbell
A Novel Cure - Berthoud and Elderkin

READ FOR PLEASURE 2015:

Home - Marilynne Robinson
Lila - Marilynne Robinson
The Gardens of Venice and the Veneto - Jenny Condie
A History of Ancient Greece in Twenty Lives - D Stuttard
The Writers Garden - Jackie Bennett
Giorgio Morandi: The Art of Silence - Jackie Abramowicz
A Work of Beauty (Edinburgh) - Alexander McCall Smith
Schubert's Winter Journey - Ian Bostridge
Soil and Soul - Alistair McIntosh
Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery -
Henry Marsh
A Whole Life - Robert Seethaler
The Sound of One Hand Clapping - Richard Flannigan
The Shepherds Life - James Rebanks
Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life - Daniel Klein
The White Road - Edmund de Waal
The Man Who Gave Away His Island - Ray Perman
From the Alleghenies to the Hebrides: An Autobiography - Margaret Fay Shaw
The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne -
Andrew Nicoll
The Paying Guests - Sarah Walters
Lewis Percy - Anita Brooker (re-read)
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (re-read)
Vanished City - Tom Bolton
The Black Book - Orhan Pamuk
The Innocence of Objects - Orham Pamuk
My Life in Houses - Margaret Forster
Duveen - S N Behrman
Mary Fedden and Julian Travelyan:Life and Art by the River
Thames - Jose Manser
The Snow Geese - William Fiennes
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields (re-read)
The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton
Small Ceremonies - Carol Shields (re-read)
The Box Garden - Carol Shields (re-read)
The Deans Watch - Elizabeth Gouge
Concretopia - John Grindrod
A Winter Book - Tove



READ FOR PLEASURE 2014:

Stoner - John Williams
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept - Eliz. Smart
Almost English - Charlotte Mendelson
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce
The Jewels of Paradise - Donna Leon
The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng
The Garden of Evening Mists - Tan Twan Eng
A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
The Professor of Poetry - Grace McClean
Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson
Orkney - Amy Sackville
Howards End is on the Landing - Susan Hill
One Hundred Letter from - Hugh Trevor Roper
The Rectors Daughter - F M Mayor
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
Life after life - Kate Atkinson
In This House of Brede - Rumer Godden
Monsieur Linh and His Child - Philippe Claudel
A Month in the Country - J L Carr
Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks
Books. A Living History - Martyn Lyons
The Library Book - Susan Hill et al
A Gentle Plea for Chaos - Mirabel Osler
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900 Hongzing Zhang
Shunga - Sex & Pleasure in Japanese Art - Timothy Clarke
Empress Dowager Cixi - Jung Chang
Leonardo and the Last Supper - Ross King
The Guest Cat - Takashi Hiraide
Mr Penumbra's 24 hour Bookstore - Robin Sloane
A Supressed Cry - Victoria Glendenning
The House of Twenty Thousand Books - Sasha Abramsky
Around Eden - F B Chancellor
No Voice From The Hall - John Harris
Housekeeper and the Professor - Yoko Ogawa
Most Beautiful Walk in the World - John Baxter
The Time by the Sea - Ronald Blythe
Monsieur Linh and His Child - Phillipe Claudel
One Hundred Letters from Trevor-Roper - Richard Davenport-Hines
My Life in Houses - Margaret Forster

GroupsAncient History, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, Books on Books, Folio Society devotees, It's a LondonThing, Medieval Europe, The Hellenistic World

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Currently readingWinter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn

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