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Her Ladyship's Notebook: The Morning Room

Her Ladyship’s Notebook: A collection of wisdom, inspiration and advice on being a lady from a variety of sources. Sometimes useful, sometimes beautiful, sometimes a bit dated and often irreverent! 328 more words

Her Ladyship's Notebook

Other People’s Bookshelves #47; Alice Farrant

Hello and welcome to the latest Other People’s Bookshleves, a series of posts set to feed into the filthy book lust/porn and either give you a fix of other people’s shelves to stave you off going on a buying/borrowing spree, or making you want to run and grab as many more books as you can. 1,323 more words

Daphne Du Maurier

A Cornish escape

It was quite easy in the end to get into the car with a boot full of various forms of sustenance (books, notepads, pens and food) and drive away from Bristol. 694 more words

Travel

Review: Rebecca

A change from SFF for a while. Here is what I thought of the second book I read for July’s classic-themed #AYearAThon. See my review of Brave New World…

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Over at Gawker: The Original Gone Girl

Guys. Do you  know who is publishing some of the best book writing around these days? The dick-pic sharing, celebrity-gossip filled, former sister site of Fleshbot; Gawker. 78 more words

Books

Books That I’ve Bought of Late; The American Edition

I haven’t really mentioned my trip to America. I am currently working out how to do it in a way that won’t feel like one of those stomach dropping moments when you visit someone and they say ‘oh, let’s look at the pictures of my holiday’ and then go on to show you about a thousand pictures of which only about ten or twenty interest you in anyway. 1,444 more words

Book Thoughts

Daphne du Maurier (2005 [1951]) My Cousin Rachel.

Rebecca sits at number eight on fiction classics at Sainsbury books (The Great Gatsby in number one). My Cousin Rachel is a more mature work with echoes of Manderlay. 447 more words