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The Children’s Book — A. S. Byatt

When I wrote about Wolf Hall two weeks ago, I claimed that “possibly The Children’s Book which lost out to Wolf Hall in 2009 is a better-crafted work”. 762 more words

Taking Posession

Finished Possession by A.S. Byatt on the subway last night, I have been listening to it as a book on tape for the last 2.5 months. 284 more words

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The lusciousness of language

I am currently reading Possession by A.S Byatt, a Romance about two academics who are researching the lives of two Victorian poets. They are brought together when one of them discovers a half drafted letter that connects the two poets. 692 more words

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Not Just Any Name

I relish a good character name, something more than a moniker. Here are two from my long list of favorite character names, both from A. S. 240 more words


My Contemporary Fiction Challenge 6#: A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book

Discovered in the tunnels underneath the Victoria and Albert Museum Phillip Warren, a homeless young aspiring potter, is whisked away by the influential museum curator Prosper Cain to aid the eccentric potter Benedict Fludd. 327 more words

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Why You Should Read Possession (A.S Byatt)

Synopsis: Two modern-day academics trail the never-seen-before letters exchanged between two prominent Victorian poets,and witness the evolution of a previously unknown relationship.In the backdrop of both stories,modern and past,obstacles arise. 1,048 more words



Too much choice!

I am off on a writing retreat on Monday, to the beautiful highlands of Scotland to hide in a valley where I will have no access to wi-fi, internet, phone reception, a television, or any form of news other than the radio. 715 more words