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Book Club Summer: Stoner

Posted on August 31st, 2015

Ending the summer on a high… Possibly the best book I’ve read in years, and an undiscovered classic: Stoner by John Williams.


Book Club Summer: Possession

Posted on July 31st, 2015

Reading by a fountain near a hill… I’m in Palm Springs talking about Possession by A S Byatt – one of those books that has been on my list for years.


Book Club Summer: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Posted on June 23rd, 2015

Summer means reading! The next three book clubs will cover some excellent holiday choices. First up, a surprising novel which defines the meaning of narrative twist…


Book Club Style: The Miniaturist

Posted on April 23rd, 2015

That’s right, the Smart Quill Book Club continues… One of the most lauded debuts in recent years, this month I am discussing The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.


Book Club Style: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Posted on March 11th, 2015

Running away with Book Club now, here is this month’s instalment. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride. Described as: “Challenging. Shattering.”


Book Club Style: Gone Girl

Posted on February 26th, 2015

A smash hit this month for Book Club… Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.


Book Club Style: The God of Small Things

Posted on April 29th, 2014

A book that never leaves you; this Book Club covers The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.


Book Club Style: Heartburn

Posted on January 22nd, 2014

Next up for the Smart Quill Book Club is Heartburn by Nora Ephron.


Book Club Style: Game of Thrones

Posted on November 10th, 2013

Voila the new series of Smart Quill Editorial videos… It’s an online book club, but focussing on the unique style of bestselling authors. First up (and unsurprisingly given that I have become increasingly obsessed) it’s Game of Thrones by George R R Martin.


Smart Quill Tutorial Five

Posted on August 13th, 2013

Pacing to the End