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The Juniper Tree

The Juniper Tree by Barbara Comyns

RATING: ★★★★★ (5/5!)

I love all of Barbara Comyns’ heroines and the worlds she wraps around them. The Juniper Tree… 200 more words

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Book: The Whistling Woman by A S Byatt

A S Byatt is known for writing offbeat stories and it was with very great interest that I read this book. The interest and expectations did not last long. 791 more words


Angels and Insects: A slightly off-beat summer read.

If you’re seeking a summer read that is thought-provoking but not overwhelming in length, I would highly recommend A.S Byatt’s Angels and Insects.

A work of two separate and yet conversational parts, the book presents two carefully crafted novellas exploring the relationships between humanity, science, and death. 418 more words


Colours, Beauty and Fabrics: A. S. Byatt's Peacock and Vine

When I started this blog, I decided not to write about the work of A. S. Byatt, my favourite author and the subject of my PhD thesis: only once did I make an exception, with my post on her latest work of fiction, … 403 more words

21. 'The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories' by A.S. Byatt

Once upon a time in a faraway land there lived a reader who bought a book and then quickly forgot it. The lonesome book sat on the reader’s bookshelf for years, slowly collecting the type of dust that only comes with the passage of time. 539 more words


The Rewards of Reading

He got on at Euston, and chose the seat next to mine despite the many other options available on the tube. Even since he sat down, his head was turned towards my direction. 316 more words

'Words, Words, Words': Text And Applications To Life

Edwardian England: Erik Larson's Thunderstruck

Although not as good as Larson’s The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck deals with a little known era, at least to this reader, Edwardian England before WWI. 151 more words

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