Reading List 2018

Friends and readers. Here’s a by-no-means comprehensive list of my reading material this year. It almost certainly excludes some poetry books, titles I’ve dipped into in libraries, research material and the several titles I intend to read entirely for pleasure over the coming festive season. They’re listed in vaguely chronological order.

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You Should Come With Me Now by M. John Harrison

Our Exploits at West Poley by Thomas Hardy

Impressment of Seaman, and a Few Remarks on Corporal Punishment by Anonymous

Landsman Hay by Robert Hay

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Jumpin’ Jack Flash by Keiron Pim

St Cuthbert’s Corpse by David Willem

Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter

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Don’t Skip Out On Me by Willy Vlautin

Gazza Agonistes by Ian Hamilton

Bring on The Empty Horses by David Niven

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Berg by Ann Quinn

The Street Kids by Pier Paulo Pasolini

Orison For A Curlew by Horatio Clare

Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Veong

The Town by Shaun Prescott

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Fine Fine Fine Fine by Diane Williams

Men On Ice by Andrew Greig

Island Home by Tim Winton

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It’s Me, Eddie by Eduard Limonov

Saving Grave by Grace Wilson

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Scoop by Evelyn Waugh

Things I Don’t Want To Know by Deborah Levy

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Reunion by Fred Uhlman  

Under The Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

The Scarecrow by HR Morrieson

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The Beautiful Summer by Cesare Pavese

Athelstan by Tom Holland

Where Shall We Run To? by Alan Garner

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West by Carys Davies

Bonjour Tristesse by Francois Sagan

Modern Nature by Derek Jarman

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The Waterfront Journals by David Wojnarowicz

Francis Plug: Writer In Residence by Paul Ewen

The Light In The Dark: A Winter Journal by Horatio Clare

Heat Wave by Penelope Lively

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Us by Zaffar Kunial

Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry by BS Johnson

The Monkey’s Mask by Dorothy Porter

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Sweet Home by Wendy Erskine

You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames

Slaughterhouse Prayer by John King

History Of Violence by Edouard Louis

Muscle by Alan Trotter

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Help The Witch by Tom Cox

The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Mothers by Chris Power

The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler

 

Festive greetings one and all…

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(Pompeii, April 2018).

 

 

 

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