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Forum: Film Reviews 7th Aug 2017, 12:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By David
Re: War Horse

Shameless plug here, but if any Palimpsesters are in London between now and February 2018, and have an interest in Michael Morpurgo's work, do go and look at the Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in...
Forum: Film Reviews 1st Mar 2017, 19:39
Replies: 4
Sticky: Filmlist 2017
Views: 1,974
Posted By David
Re: Filmlist 2017

01. ***00 Anthropoid, 2016
02. ***00 Words and Pictures, 2013
03. ****0 The Boys Are Back, 2009
04. ***** Tracks, 2013
05. ****0 Arrival, 2016
06. ***00 Allied, 2016
07. ****0 Rogue One, 2016...
Forum: Book Reviews 7th Jan 2017, 22:42
Replies: 12
Views: 2,951
Posted By David
Re: Palimplists 2017

Novels Short Story Collections Non-Fiction

January

001. ****0 Children of the New World - Alexander Weinstein, 2016
002. ***** Jampot Smith - Jeremy Brooks, 1960
003. ****0 A Good Man is...
Forum: Film Reviews 18th Jan 2016, 20:07
Replies: 5
Sticky: Filmlist 2016
Views: 2,605
Posted By David
Re: Filmlist 2016

01. ***00 Begin Again, 2013
02. ***00 Edge, 2010
03. *0000 Mr. Holmes, 2015
04. ****0 The Selfish Giant, 2013
05. ****0 45 Years, 2015
06. ***00 The Silence (Das letzte Schweigen), 2010
07....
Forum: Book Reviews 18th Jan 2016, 20:01
Replies: 10
Views: 5,530
Posted By David
Re: Palimplists 2016

Novels Short Story Collections

January

001. ****0 Faithless - Joyce Carol Oates, 2001
002. ***00 Contact - Jonathan Buckley, 2010
003. ***** My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout, 2016...
Forum: Film Reviews 2nd Jun 2015, 20:16
Replies: 10
Views: 3,845
Posted By David
Re: Filmlist 2015

01. **000 Belle, 2014
02. ***00 Mystery Road, 2014
03. ****0 What We Did on Our Holiday, 2014
04. ***00 About Time, 2013
05. ****0 My Old Lady, 2014
06. ****0 The Imitation Game, 2014
07. ****0...
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Mar 2015, 17:17
Replies: 10
Views: 2,546
Posted By David
Re: 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

I've read four of them - I loved How to be Both; Station Eleven was one of the most purely enjoyable things I read last year even if it did remind me of other post-apocalypse novels/tv; A Spool of...
Forum: General Chat 2nd Jan 2015, 19:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,971
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2015

Two books under the Christmas tree:

Poor Fellow My Country by Xavier Herbert, which won Australia's Miles Franklin award in 1975 and has been reissued in a lovely 40th anniversary hardback...
Forum: General Chat 31st Dec 2014, 14:57
Replies: 6
Views: 2,174
Posted By David
Re: Highlights of 2014

New Book of the Year
Juanita Wildrose: My True Life by Susan Downe. Strictly speaking published at the end of 2013, but Downe's "slightly fictionalised memoir" about her own mother is so stunningly...
Forum: Book Reviews 28th Dec 2014, 22:36
Replies: 18
Views: 7,344
Posted By David
Re: Palimplists 2015

Novels Short Story Collections

January

001. **000 The Wilds - Julia Elliott, 2014 (Review (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1148678938?book_show_action=false))
002. ***** The Jewel in...
Forum: General Chat 15th Sep 2014, 14:45
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

Some new British books:

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Some new Canadian books:

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Forum: General Chat 22nd Aug 2014, 15:10
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

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The Peter Mendelsund book is fantastic - I've been dipping in and out of it all week. Great insights into his process with lots of...
Forum: General Chat 8th Aug 2014, 15:17
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

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I'm really looking forward to 2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas - I read Bertino's short story collection, Safe as Houses, last year and...
Forum: General Chat 18th Jul 2014, 19:32
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

Purchased since my last post in this thread at the end of May:

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Forum: Film Reviews 7th Jul 2014, 11:26
Replies: 9
Views: 8,136
Posted By David
Re: Film Lists 2014

1. Philomena ***00
2. The Hunt (Jagten) *****
3. A Hijacking (Kapringen) ****0
4. In a Better World (Hævnen) ****0
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Jun 2014, 12:00
Replies: 18
Views: 3,817
Posted By David
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

Well, given it has been sitting on my shelves for about seventeen years it probably is time I gave it a go!
Forum: Book Reviews 1st Jun 2014, 14:46
Replies: 18
Views: 3,817
Posted By David
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

1st June - Favourite book from childhood:

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner. I'd have been in my final year of primary school, so 10 years old (my birthday was right at the end of the...
Forum: General Chat 29th May 2014, 13:55
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

And some Australian classics:

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Forum: General Chat 28th May 2014, 18:03
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

Shiny new books from Canada:

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Forum: General Chat 14th May 2014, 14:39
Replies: 291
Views: 50,837
Posted By David
Re: Bookalikes

Haha, that African selection makes me laugh - I've done quite a few 'African' book covers and the one thing every Art Director always says in the brief is "avoid dusty reds" because it's too much of...
Forum: General Chat 13th May 2014, 14:39
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

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Forum: General Chat 9th May 2014, 10:46
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

Wshaw: That's great to hear it has a "kind of genius" - I picked it up on a whim, knowing nothing about either the book or the author.
The Virago edition has a short introduction by Polly Devlin,...
Forum: General Chat 8th May 2014, 16:01
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

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Forum: General Chat 5th May 2014, 11:22
Replies: 291
Views: 50,837
Posted By David
Re: Bookalikes

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Forum: General Chat 24th Apr 2014, 15:18
Replies: 40
Views: 5,990
Posted By David
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

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