Vacant Possession – Hilary Mantel

'The good thing about being a writer is that you take your bad experiences and make them pay' I bought this book at a flea market organized by our friends one Saturday in the summer. Partially because I really liked the cover, partially because it was 50p and partially because I have not read anything …

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Judd Books – 12 bookshops for 12 months – October

Judd Books was stop #2 on my October bookshop-crawl. It was my doom! Simple enough from the outside, tables and crates of cheap used books. Thankfully nothing caught my eye outside. But as soon as I entered I was lost. It is a kingdom of second hand and discounted new books. The place is so …

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Komeda. Osobiste Życie Jazzu – Magdalena Grzebałkowska

As always with Polish books let me start with rough translation of the title: Komeda. Personal Life of Jazz. It is difficult for me to judge how popular Komeda actually is outside of Poland, so just in case I sent you to Wikipedia. In Poland he is regarded as one of the key figures of …

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