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Amaryllis in Brief

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While the publishing world is all abuzz with Booker 2019, I am ashamed (just this once) to admit that I have lately picked up last year’s shortlisted The Overstory by Richard Powers. Despite the press plaudits and customers’ commendations I resisted but am now prepared to admit that I was wrong and it is a wonderful book and needs to be read by all world leaders (but sadly, probably won’t be).

On the advice of R I am also embarking on the works of Andrea Camilleri. So basking in the Sicilian sun of The Shape of Water. And, at the same time, the grey gloom of Edinburgh in the company of Rebus in his first outing in Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin.

Then, I will start on this year’s Booker longlist and let you know what I think…

About Amaryllis


Amaryllis is our bookshop blogger.


Her pen name is taken from Alice Thomas Ellis’ Other Side of the Fire, which is unfortunately and scandalously out of print. One of the funniest bits in the book is the bodice-ripper that one of the characters is writing and the female - who slays the men with one toss of her raven locks and one glance from her fiery green eyes as she strides among the glens, faithful wolfhound by her side - is Amaryllis! And the name just seemed to suit so here we are.

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