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HAMLET - WHAT'S A BOY TO DO?

           

A TALE OF TWO CHAMBERS

In the first speech we see Hamlet as an emotional young man, racked by grief, torn by bereavement, but without the inclination to revenge. 1,100 more words

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Book Review – Pincher Martin by William Golding

Here’s life on an island in the sun as only William Golding could describe it. When I reviewed the plot summary of Pincher Martin, I knew I had to read it. 676 more words

Book Reviews

Ups and downs at the library

I took off for the county library on Thursday armed with the 2014 Man Booker long list, on a quest to read at least a few of these titles before the shortlist is announced on September 9. 469 more words

Sunday Salon

today's birthday: Hilaire Belloc (1870)

Hilaire Belloc (1870)

Belloc was an important English author in the early 20th century. A highly versatile writer, he is best remembered for his light verse… 87 more words

'The Facts Of Life' by Somerset Maugham

The Facts Of Life by Somerset Maugham, 1939

The magic trick:

Providing a counterpoint to the world of P.G. Wodehouse

This is pleasant, light-hearted comedy; fluff, if you will. 309 more words

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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Despite apparently being Australia’s most popular book, I put off reading Pride and Prejudice for a long time.  I imagined it to be about dreary, terribly proper English people gossiping about how some lady exposed her ankle at a ball, and engaging in chaste, bloodless courtships while having their boots polished by peasants. 557 more words

ശ്രീബാല കെ മേനോനെ തെരിയുമാ?

ഞാന്‍ സെക്കന്റ്‌ ലാംഗ്വേജ് ആയി മലയാളം എടുക്കാത്തത് കൊണ്ട് എനിക്ക് മാതൃഭാഷ എഴുതാനും വായിക്കാനും അറിയാതായാലോ എന്നാ മാതാശ്രീയുടെ ഭയം കാരണം കുറെ ചപ്പും ചവറും (പത്രം) വായിക്കേണ്ടി വന്നിട്ടുണ്ട് ചെറുപ്പത്തില്‍. അപ്പഴെപ്പോഴോ തന്നെ കുറെ നല്ല കഥകളും വായിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്, അഥവാ അമ്മ വായിപ്പിച്ചിട്ടും ഉണ്ട്. 78 more words

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