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Week 48: In Praise of Elizabeth Bowen

It’s confusing stuff, this modernism. In music, it seems to mean Mahler, Richard Strauss and Debussy (and they can happily go on the tracks list for a Modernist… 1,046 more words

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Elizabeth Bowen

Re-discovering Elizabeth Bowen

The last novel we read in our reading group was Elizabeth Bowen’s ‘The Heat of the Day’ – an interesting, subtle novel with twisting complex sentences conveying the complex thoughts and feelings of the characters, that remind me of Henry James. 272 more words


Week 45: Playing the Game

I am not the naturally sporty sort. As an undiagnosed myopic, I experienced school sports as hockey – beefy girls looming out of the mist and a ball striking painfully on the ankle, lacrosse – the same but higher, and tennis – the same with whippetier girls and added ‘ping’ noise. 1,021 more words

Book #71: The Death Of The Heart

Call me old-fashioned, but I’m not the kind of guy who enjoys reading teenage love stories on my beach vacation, which will be here in a few weeks. 729 more words


#bookaday (9): Film or TV tie-in

Like every other reader I know, I try to avoid adaptations of novels that I’ve not yet read, and I’m wary of adaptations of things I know well.   332 more words


Character Development In The Death Of The Heart

I don’t know what to do with The Death of the Heart.

It’s a novel that lulls me to sleep, then quickly pulls me back in. 428 more words