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Dave McKean’s Gothic artwork for British Library

Batman artist Dave McKean has created a Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-inspired piece of art for the British Library’s new Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination… 176 more words


Blog Flashback: Feel the Love for the Ladies, People!

Inspired by the folks at Books on the Nightstand, I’ve been thinking about some lady authors out there who don’t get nearly enough love. Let’s not make this a strictly female issue – plenty of great male authors fade into obscurity, as well. 540 more words

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Fairy Tales Still Fascinate

In the narratives chapter of the Convergences text, I was drawn to the section on fairy tales and urban legends.
Fairy tales and urban legends are both popular and prevalent in contemporary culture. 385 more words

What I've been reading: Crace/Carter

Read what I thought of them here : Librarium 2014

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Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter

In Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter presents us with the story of Sophie Fevvers, the ‘Cockney Venus’, the most famous aerialiste of her day, and what a dazzling, sprawling tale it is. 1,242 more words

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Inbox/Outbox: July 13-August 9: Special "My Bad" Edition

Greetings, fellow bibliophiles. My readers, all two of you, have likely noticed a paucity of content of late. Not that I have ever been a paragon of bloggery, but for a few months there I was routinely posting my weekly list of failure, er, acquisitions and, in some cases, weeded titles. 902 more words


The Magic Toyshop - Angela Carter

I picked this up from my bookshelf because its been in the to-read pile for far too long. Its interesting, less fantastical and more of a family relationships story than the cover implies. 91 more words

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