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Gabriel, Heathcliff and I

I was seventeen when I first encountered Gabriel Oak in the pages of Hardy’s novel. And I was about the same age when I met Heathcliff at… 488 more words

Books And Writing

Review: Little Black Book of Stories (some spoilers)

I admit it, I feel misled by the cover blurb on A. S. Byatt’s Little Black Book of Stories. It starts off “Like Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm, A. 512 more words

Book Review

Summer Reading Lists

Make fun of the summer reading list all you want, students, but it’s a real thing, it serves a real purpose, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.  838 more words

College Equestrian


“Possession” by A. S. Byatt is another of the Vintage 21 series and this edition is striking with its purple cover and page edges. Its genre has been described as “ 343 more words

Book Reviews

The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye and Porridge

“There is always an old woman ahead of you on a journey, and there is always an old woman behind you too, and they are not always the same, and may be fearful or kindly, dangerous or delightful, as the road shifts and you speed along it.” – ‘The Eldest Princess’ 382 more words


Friday Reads: Folk Tales

Friday Read: The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt

I’m still (still!) reading Dombey and Son, so I thought I would recommend another book to you that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about lately:  324 more words


Book Thirteen: Possession

The Book: Possession

The Author: A.S. Byatt, white woman

This book was recommended to me by two different people, so I opened it rather eagerly. And then I read it. 382 more words