Profile of Jonathan Ruppin

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I have an atrocious record when it comes to predicting the winner of the Booker. In 16 years in...

Jonathan Ruppin's Reviews

A Book for All and None
Clare Morgan
Posted 15/06/2011

Oxford academics Raymond and Beatrice have embarked on an affair fuelled by their research into a possible link between their respective specialities of Virginia Woolf and Friedrich Nietzsche.

There but for the
Ali Smith
Posted 20/06/2011

Dinner-party guest Miles escapes the dinner table and locks himself in his hosts' spare room.

Let Not the Waves of the Sea
Simon Stephenson
Posted 22/06/2011

Simon Stephenson's brother Dominic was among those who died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

The Cat's Table
Michael Ondaatje
Posted 18/09/2011

On an ocean liner in the 1950s an 11-year-old boy is travelling from Ceylon to a new life in England.

The Family Fang
Kevin Wilson
Posted 18/09/2011

Just as the secret of comedy is timing, the secret of comic writing is rhythm and Kevin Wilson’s touch is spot on in this entertaining tale of a household in thrall to the avant-garde.

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