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Where the Bookish Bed Down: Accommodation for Bibliophiles

No matter how fluffy the bathrobe or late the check-out the one drawcard that never fails to entice the final digit of my CVC is a hotel with books.

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What Brings Belief

If you type ‘Do writers have spirit animals?’ into Google the first two words will lead one into predictable territory

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What Are You Looking at?

I have a friend who is a psychologist. I have yet to see a person meet her and not worriedly suggest that she has been analysing them. Little do they know that this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s not my friend who’s watching them. It’s me.

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The day I kissed a dead man

Somewhere in the depths of a Parisian cemetery there is a tombstone with my lipstick on it.

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How to Be Happy

I often receive advice about how to find joy. They run the gamut from soulful to sacharrine. But one of these gems lodged itself so firmly into my way of seeing the world that it has become a traveller through my blood. I draw on it readily, like the most recently read book in my […]

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