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August 24 in history

79   Mount Vesuvius erupted. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, andStabiae were buried in volcanic ash.

1198 King Alexander II of Scotland, was born (d. 642 more words


The Shadow in the Sun

The Shadow of the Sun by, A.S. Byatt

The reader is introduced to a family expecting company – Anna, the seventeen year old daughter, Jeremy, the younger brother. 270 more words

A.S. Byatt

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

Tinted Edges

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