Daily Archives: August 12th, 2013

Funeral Notes by Quintin Jardine

I have read many of Quintin Jardine’s books and much prefer his Bob Skinner character to his Oz Blackstone series.   Jardine was born in Motherwell, Scotland, and educated there and in Glasgow, where he studied snooker and read law at Glasgow University.  He followed a career as a journalist and then as a government information officer before becoming …

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My Last Confession by Helen Fitzgerald

Helen Fitzgerald was born in 1966 in Melbourne, Australia.  FitzGerald was the twelfth of thirteen children and is now is a novelist and screenwriter.   She was brought up in the country town of Kilmore in Victoria but moved to the UK in 1991.   She started writing while working as a criminal justice social worker and she latterly worked with …

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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes was  born in Leicester, England, in 1946.  He now lives in London.  He is the author of several books of stories, essays and also a translation of Alphonse Daudet’sIn the Land of Pain, and numerous novels.   His publications include ” The Sense of an Ending” which was published  in 2011.  I chose this book because it was …

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