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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

The British [Author] Invasion! An Interview with Rebecca Sherwin

Our British Invasion is off to a great start, with the spotlight on Rebecca Sherwin today, K.L. Shandwick on Wednesday, and Sydney Jamesson on Friday! (On Thursday, we will feature an epic, “Battle of the British Book Boyfriends”!) Check out our “team coverage” here and on… 1,248 more words

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Recent Reads: Neil Gaiman - "The Ocean At The End Of The Lane"

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
Neil Gaiman
Fantasy / Magical Realism

Summary:

Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. 965 more words

Recent Reads

You can keep rereading Life After Life and never know it

That’s exactly what I wanted to do when I finished Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life. I wanted to flip back to the front cover and start all over again. 237 more words

Books

Book Review: "Never Let Me Go"

I did it! I finished a book on my Summer Reading List (to read the full thing, check out this post). Hurray for me. Here are my thoughts on Kazuo Ishiguro’s  794 more words

The Deep Stuff

My next new author!

The Collector of Lost Things (2013) by Jeremy Page

Review by Helen McIver
My next new British author – I must immediately find his first two books, … 560 more words

What Went Wrong with British Literature?

I had two powerful reactions to Terry Eagleton’s introduction to the major authors of British Literature, The English Novel.

I loved the wry insights scattered throughout his survey of Defoe, Dickens, Woolf, and Joyce, and I felt troubled and amazed by his final thesis: that the English novel went into decline after World War II — that everything produced since Virginia Woolf stepped into the water, her pockets filled with stones, has not only been… 778 more words

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