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Day 616: The Rathbones

Best Book of the Week!
The Rathbones is a strange and wonderful novel, part gothic mystery, part magical realism, about a whaling family in the 18th and 19th centuries. 317 more words


Terror and Wonder - Gothic novels (coming to Headingley Library soon)

Inspired by ‘Terror and Wonder’, a great Gothic Literature exhibition at the British Library #BLGothic,  here’s our suggestions in stock at Leeds Libraries – first newer Gothic novels, then the classics.  191 more words


Okay, I'll look for more Lynn Shepherd.

Once done with Lynn Shepherd’s The Pierced Heart, I’ll be looking for A Fatal Likeness/A Treacherous Likeness, in which investigator Charles Maddox deals with a dark mystery uncovered by the only surviving son of the writers Percy and Mary Shelley. 35 more words

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One Shelf Over: Lynn Shepherd's The Pierced Heart

It’s yet another recommendation for occasionally looking just ‘one shelf over’ for something new to read, and not just browsing through the familiar. Sometimes, you’ll stumble across something that’s… 471 more words

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Spooky books for The Grim(m) Season:  The Thirteenth Tale

So there’s this young woman of (extremely) modest means named Margaret Lea who works in an undervisited bookstore and reviews books and writes author biographies on the side – but she only does it of obscure authors and their barely known books. 834 more words

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Mary Shelley: Mathilda

A little-known novella by the author of Frankenstein and The Last Man; it is apparently available in print, but my e-copy came by way of the excellent… 470 more words