Yes, a new edition of Shiny is always a cause for celebration, so, pop your slippers on, get into a comfy chair with snacks to hand and turn your mobile off. The palace of bookish delights awaits you!
Clearly, I am in a frivolous mood today.
Okay, so I wrote quite a few reviews for this edition, so let me give you a guiding hand towards a selection of them:
A novel about the sort of topic I might usually avoid as not being ‘my thing’, but which went straight onto my best of the year list.
A brand new heroine of cozy crime, the widow of an Archdeacon, who offers the utmost discretion to her clients in a wonderfully redolent Victorian setting.
The long-withheld novel by a properly famous American cookery writer that has now been published posthumously.
A debut author whose completely gripping novel is set in a Hopperish 60s America and is based on a true story.
A charming, thoughtful, clever novel translated from the German about the friendship between Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill.
A memoir that won the National Book Critics’ Circle award this year about a life spent as part of the black Chicago elite in the 1950s.
We had a lot of fun with our latest ‘Eds Discuss….’ piece, this time thinking about the books we’d read by European authors.
And finally, I put together a Brexit reading list, covering all sorts of fiction and non-fiction that sheds a little light on our current situation.
Hope very much you enjoy!