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Hay Festival: Jessie Burton and Jon Ronson

I went to two events during my second day at the Hay Festival on Monday. First up in the morning was Jessie Burton in conversation with Georgina Godwin about her novel ‘The Miniaturist’ in the Tata tent. The event was the last day of the official tour to promote her novel which was on of the biggest debuts of 2014. As Godwin noted in her introduction, the book “went viral in an analogue way” becoming a word-of-mouth bestseller and has since been published in 34 countries.

Hay Festival Jessie Burton Jon Ronson

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The Circle by Dave Eggers

The CircleAfter battling my way through ‘The Luminaries‘ by Eleanor Catton recently, I wanted to read something which was the absolute polar opposite of historical fiction and settled on ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers. It tells the story of Mae Holland, a twenty-something graduate who starts a new job at The Circle – a social media conglomerate the size and power of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and every other major tech company combined. Although Mae is impressed by what she finds there, the wider implications of how the company is developing soon become apparent.

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A Little Blog of Books is now on Twitter

twitterSo I have caved in and finally set up a Twitter account for my blog…. hopefully it will be a good way of keeping in touch with other book stuff that’s going on as well as sharing links for interesting things I find that I don’t have time to write full length posts about.

My page is looking a bit lonely at the moment but you can follow me by clicking on the link above.

Thanks, as ever, for reading and following my blog 🙂

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