A thwarted writer with a degree in English Lit and Philosophy.
I live in Norwich, East Anglia. Fenland Tales started as a daily whinge about my three hour commute to and from work every day. Happily, I now work in Norwich, a mere 8 minute walk from home.
So now, Fenland Tales records the 2009 Book Challenge. My friend challenged me to read a book every week. They’re in alphabetical order by first name for the first six months, and then alphabetical order by surname for the second six months. Enjoy!
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Dogma, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Igby goes Down, Shaun of the Dead, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Royal Tenenbaums, Donnie Darko, 13 Going on 30, It’s a Wonderful Life, Wall-E, Moonrise Kingdom, Drive
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Watership Down, Catcher in the Rye, His Dark Materials, Abhorsen trilogy, Archer’s Goon, Mills & Boon, Zadie Smith, Roald Dahl
Pixies, Nirvana, Goldfinger, MGMT, The Rapture, Regina Spektor, CSS, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Placebo, Eels, Roots Manuva, Editors, Simon & Garfunkel, ABBA, Pulp, Bright Eyes, Kate Nash, Noah and the Whale
These are the races I love:
marathon de Paris, Royal Parks half marathon, Edinburgh half marathon (my first sub 2), Adnams Southwold 10k, GYRR 5 mile series
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