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Banners no longer available to me, but I attended:
Convention, Oxford, UK 10th - 12th April 2015
Unconvention, Leeds, 27th - 29th September 2013
Uncon, Colchester 2012
Unconvention, Nottingham 2011
UnConvention, Swindon, 1st - 3rd October 2010
Unconvention, Edinburgh 3rd-5th July 2009
BookCrossing Anniversary Convention, London, 18th - 20th April 2008
Unconvention, Brighton June 29 - July 1 2007
Unconvention, Birmingham 30 June - 2 July 2006, I was here!

I have always loved books, and reading. My tastes are quite eclectic and, in extremis, I would read anything. However, with certain exceptions, sci-fi, fantasy and Mills-&-Boon are not for me.

My AVLs are up for grabs, and so are the TBRs (I can always find them again), so do feel free to request, but postal restrictions may apply from time to time depending on finances.

Currently reading: The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell (NF)

At the start of 2020, I began an Agatha Christie readathon. I shall be reading her novels in publication order, interspersed with my other reading. I anticipate that it will take about 2 years to complete. Watch this space!
Books read in 2023

1. The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
2. Six Days by Dani Atkins
3. The Other Half by Charlotte Vassell
4. The Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay (NF)
5. The Bookshop Murder by Merryn Allinghan

6. Toxic People by SD Monaghan
7. Them and Us by Bali Rai (YA)
8. Within You, Without You by Sara O’Donovan
9. The Family Across the Street by Nicole Trope
10. The Wilderness Retreat by Jennifer Moore
11. The Housemaid by Frieda McFadden

12. The Mother by TM Logan
13. Eleven Liars by Robert Gold
14. The Housemaid’s Secret by Frieda McFadden
15. Twelve Secrets by Robert Gold

16. The Lock-up by John Banville
17. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
18. No Place to Hide by JS Monroe
19. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
20. Find Me by JS Monroe

21. Are you awake? by Claire McGowan
22. Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister
23. Death and Croissants by Ian Moore
24. The Last Dance by Mark Billingham

25. My Own Worst Enemy by Lily London
26. Murder by Natural Causes by Helen Erlich
27. After That Night by Karin Slaughter

28: The Keeper of Secrets by Judith Cutler
29: A Short History of Queer Women by Kirsty Loehr (NF)

30. The Belladonna Maze by Sinéad Crowley
31. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw
32. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

33.Hungry by Grace Dent

34. The Murder Trail by DG Penny
35. Acts and Monuments by Alan K Fraser
36. The Girls Left Behind by Emily Gunnis

37. Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
38. Surviving Him by Jo Johnson

Books read in 2022

1. A Calamitous Chinese Killing by Shamini Flint
2. We are not like them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza
3. Orange is the new Black by Piper Kerman

4. The Couple at #9 by Claire Douglas
5. The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths
6. How to Disappear by Gillian McAllister
7. That Night by Gillian McAllister

8. Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins
9. Rabbit Hole by Mark Billingham
10. Due to a Death by Mary Kelly
11. One by One by Ruth Hare
12. Love Story with Murders by Harry Bingham

13. A Pin to See the Peepshow by F Tennyson Jesse
14. Still Waters by Judith Cutler

15. Burying the Past by Judith Cutler
16. The Safe House by Louise Mumford
17. Local Gone Missing by Fiona Barton

18. The Murder Book by Mark Billingham
19. Sleepless by Louise Mumford
20. The Man who Died Twice by Richard Osman
21. A Midlife Holiday by Cary J Hansson
22. From the Cradle by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss

23. The Binding Room by Nadine Matheson
24. The Blissfully Dead by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards
25. One Shot by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards
26. Fair and Tender Ladies by Chris Nickson
27. The Cliff House by Chris Brookmyre

28. Hide and Seek by Andrea Mara
29. Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
30. In the Dark by Mark Billingham

31. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
32: The other side of night by Adam Hamdy
33. The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith

34. Murder Before Evensong by Richard Coles
35. The Mystery of Four by Sam Blake
36. The Dentist by Tim Sullivan

37. The Politician by Tim Sullivan
38. The Patient by Tim Sullivan
39. The Cyclist by Tim Sullivan
40. The Locked Room by Ely Griffiths

41. Five Survive by Holly Jackson

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