Intriguing read on a journalist: Part III

2013-12-11 00:00

ALL my best reads were British this year, and got me through many insomniac hours.

Light Shining in the Forest by Paul Torday was a brilliant read. It was absolutely gripping and I read most of it one day after being dragged to some motorbiking event by my partner. Good move taking the book, as to me a bike is a bike is a bike.

The book plots the unspeakable crime of child abduction and the uncovering of the culprit by a journalist and a previously useless public official. A brilliant read.

Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach was wonderfully charming light relief. A Welsh village, a couple of quirky characters and some bizarre twists made for a read I savoured and eagerly anticipated every time I closed the pages to get back to reality. Wonderful escapism.

For its absolute fun factor Bridget Jones — Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding was one of my best. Despite the trashing the book got from other reviewers, I loved it. It was irreverent, hilarious and I am just so fond of the ditzy gal.

Dare I admit this, but in some cases, the insomnia was probably just a good excuse to read

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