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Recent Fiction Book Reads and Reviews



The Last Ealing Comedy 

 by Mathew Baylis

In the 'Notting Hill' mould, though a bit seedier, set in a school. It raised quite a few laughs from me, and I'll certainly look out for his work again. Very much a man's view of relationships. Would make a good film - maybe they did and I missed it...

 The White Tiger

By Aravind Adiga

Winner of the MAN Booker Prize 2008, up to date, that's me! Well, a great read, good story and a real indictment of modern society in India. A fascinating tale of life in the lowest strata. Another one I couldn't put down.



Palace Council


by Stephen L. Carter

Weaving historical fact mainly during the Nixon and Kennedy years, it explores life in the high class New York society of the 'Darker Nation'. If you are a child of the sixties, you will find it evocative, if you are not it's still an illuminating and informative read. I thoroughly enjoyed it, a good mystery and it's not a short book.