Oliver Driscoll

Oliver Driscoll works as a bookseller at Readings Doncaster.


The Magician by Colm Tóibín

Until recently, the only book I’d read by Colm Tóibín was his excellent nonfiction work on the fathers of Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know. A few weeks ago, I foun…

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Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany

Carrie Tiffany writes compact but expansive novels. Among other prizes, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, while Mateship with Birds won the ina…

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Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard has this way of taking a phenomenon that otherwise seems spent – whether it be kinds of interactions or relationships, or the human face, or an object like a standard 1970s teleph…

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The Last Man in Europe by Dennis Glover

The Last Man in Europe, the debut novel from political speechwriter and academic Dennis Glover, follows the life of George Orwell, from 1936 when he was finishing his underrated novel Keep the Aspidi

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Anaesthesia by Kate Cole-Adams

It varies, but if you’re sinking into a general anaesthetic, a number of things are happening, or could be happening. Your consciousness (whatever that is) is being switched off (whatever that means,…

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Between Them by Richard Ford

Richard Ford is the only child of older parents. Before he was born, his parents spent years driving around the South of the US for his father’s job, selling industrial quantities of starch. After hi…

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The Restorer by Michael Sala

The Restorer is often surprisingly beautiful, at times lulling us into quiet coastal domesticity or the coming-of-age story of Freya, the daughter of the family the novel is centred around. With exha…

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Meet the bookseller with Oliver Driscoll

by Oliver Driscoll

Oliver Driscoll works as a bookseller at Readings Doncaster and we’re delighted he has also just released his first book! I Don’t Know How That Happened is a funny and unsettling collection of poems. Here, Oliver talks about writing, his doubts about publishing trends, and shares what’s on his TBR pile. Tell us about your book!

So, I don’t mean to sound as though I’m playing I Don’t Know How

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