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The Unsung Letter No. 24

I happened upon this book entirely serendipitously, the way we often find the books that end up meaning the most to us. I can’t remember exactly when it was, but it was before I lived in London and while I was still working as a secondary school librarian in the Midlands. I was in there for the day and I had time to kill between whatever I had been doing and whatever I was doing next and so I ended up in Foyles browsing the gender studies section. For no particular reason that I can remember I picked up [REDACTED] and got goosebumps reading the introduction. 


What was it that gave Anna James goosebumps? You’ll have to read this week’s The Unsung Letter to find out. Sign up here for a weekly letter singing the praises of an unjustly neglected and brilliant book by a living author, written by a different book lover each time.


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The Endless Reads Project

My weedy bookshelf, surrounded on all sides by law textbooks and various knickknacks.

You may or may not have seen the 1966 film, Endless Summer, a documentary about two surfers going around the world in search of the perfect wave and trying to surf the whole year long. Well, now I’ve set myself a challenge that requires no plane tickets and slightly less athleticism and balancing ability. I’ve written about Endless Reads 2012 in the tab up above, please do have a look and leave any suggestions you have.


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