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#41

I seem to be on a Kazuo Ishiguro bender; just finished ‘An artist of the floating world’. Just beautiful, like Taitinger Comtes 98. Mature, exquisite and defined by the space created within it. I may have just broken the pretentious gush-o-meter.

Dinner with Edward by Isobel Vincent is nice too, a bit foodie, a bit winey perhaps a bit too much confectioners sugar on it but a very soothing read.


#42

Just finished Amor Towles “A Gentleman in Moscow” which is delightful. Sample dialogue:
“Do you dance?”
“I have been known to scuff the parquet.”
Also incidentally provides an insight into the availability of top clarets in post-revolutionary Russia.