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My favourite novels of 2012

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 31st December 2012

It’s New Year’s Eve, so what better time to look back over a year of brilliant reads? I love reading about other people’s favourite books of the year, so as 2012 draws to a wet and windy close, here is my list. The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman Australian ML Stedman’s first book is the moving account of a young lighthouse keeper and his wife in the 1920s. The ...keep reading

William Boyd at The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 2nd April 2012

The massive marquee at Christ Church was full to bursting for William Boyd’s talk at the Oxford Literary Festival on Saturday night. The event was a sell-out and fans were so keen to hear him talk about his latest novel, Waiting for Sunrise, that an orderly queue formed outside – just in case there were any empty seats. In a way, Boyd, with slicked back hair and wearing an immaculate ...keep reading