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Cover Spy May 26, 2010

Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery, World Affairs.
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A shout out goes to the folks behind the very interesting CoverSpy

People (well New Yorkers anyway) can send in the names of the books they see fellow commuters reading on trains or whatever and they are collated into an interesting page of insight on what New York is reading on any given day …

Irish author wins Man Booker Prize October 24, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in Ireland & the Irish, World Affairs.
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Many congratulations go out from the Rambling Man to the winner of this year’s Man Booker literary prize – Anne Enright from Bray, Co.Wicklow. The author won the €75,000 prize for her 4th novel, called “The Gathering”. She was presented with her prize in London’s Guildhall on last Tuesday evening. I hope to do a book review on this novel shortly. You can read about the book here.

“The Gathering” is the story of a family who gather at the bedside of a dying relative and the main protagonist is thrown back into her thoughts about family situations and the life she has lead …

As the Guardian’s review says “…It’s a genuine attempt to stare down both love and death, to anatomise their pains and fears and peculiar pleasures.”

Well done Anne.