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The Road to Little Dribbling: more notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling: more notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson London : Doubleday, 2015. 384 pages Found on the Adult Non-Fiction shelves at ANF 914.104 BRY This is the much-anticipated (by me anyway) ‘sequel’ to Notes from a … Continue reading

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Schottenfreude by Ben Schott

Schottenfreude by Ben Schott I can’t tell you yet where you will find this on the shelf. I was handed it by my Cataloguing colleague to take away and read so I could advise her on it’s likely placement in … Continue reading

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The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2013

The rules to this literary fiction contest are quite simple – come up with something torturous to rival or out-do : “It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it … Continue reading

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The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction Shortlist

This British literary prize is for the novel considered by the judges to best capture the comic spirit of PG Wodehouse.  This year, the prize’s 14th, the judges are Everyman’s Library publisher David Campbell, Hay Festival director Peter Florence and broadcaster … Continue reading

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Diagram Prize Winner Announced

Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop by Reginald Bakeley and Clint Marsh has won the 2013 Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year award. Winning 38% of the online votes, Goblinproofing fended off my favourite, How Tea Cosies Changed … Continue reading

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Diagram Prize of the Oddest Book Title of the Year

This really is one of my favourite literary prizes and it just so happens I am the proud owner of at least one of these titles – more about that later. The Diagram Prize is run by Horace Bent of … Continue reading

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