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What’s In A Name?

Sorry about the radio silence over the last few months: there’s been something brewing which I couldn’t talk about (and didn’t dare, in case I woke one morning and found it was all a wonderful dream). I submitted my latest book in mid-February, with the… Read more


Oliver Sacks & Dennis Lehane – Shelf Indulgence

Shelf Indulgence is a book column from award-winning novelist, A.D. Garrett, who recommends two books per month across a range of styles and genres, and a mixture of new and old. MYSTIC RIVER, by Dennis Lehane Bantham, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-0553818246 Dennis Lehane has it all: elegant prose and… Read more


Gillian Flynn, and Jeannette Winterson Book reviews

Shelf Indulgence is a book column from award-winning novelist, A.D. Garrett. This book review column recommends two books per month, across a range of styles and genres, and a mixture of new and old. SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0753822210 When I… Read more


Anthony Doerr and Truman Capote – book reviews

Shelf Indulgence is a book column from award-winning novelist, A.D. Garrett. This book review column recommends two books per month, across a range of styles and genres, and a mixture of new and old. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr Fourth Estate, 2015, ISBN-10: 0008138303 This… Read more


Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll & Playing With Fire by Tess Gerritsen – Book reviews

Shelf Indulgence is a book review column. It’s all about indulgence, so you will find a mix of the new and the old, some lifted from my bookshelves, some borrowed from libraries, some bought from bookshops; a few downloaded to my e-tablet. Expect the conventional alongside… Read more



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