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sarahjlangdon

To Shoot or Not to Shoot

I shoot arrows, mess around in the garden, feed the birds and walk the hills.

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By Myself and Then Some
Lauren Bacall
A Green and Pleasant Land: How England’s Gardeners Fought the Second World War
Ursula Buchan
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
Elizabeth Smart

The Redbreast

The Redbreast  - Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett Need to add a bit of an extra star because it was very good. Plenty of complexity and a mastery of the short chapter which keeps the pace going beautifully. I had to look the author up as I couldn't decide whether the writer was a man or woman and that intrigued me. Although the detective is a man and women as well as men get killed I could still imagine the author might be a woman, a welcome absence of misogyny. I usually steer clear of war related books but with the centenary of the first world war coming up this year, I have found myself reading a number of books dealing fictionally with the aftermath of the two 'world' wars. The Norwegians fighting on the German eastern front made it all the more interesting as normally english texts only look from the perspective of the Norwegian resistance, and reading only 2 years after the Fascist Brevick massacre the book deals with very topical issues.