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Not only does Vietnam rank among my favourite places in the world, but one of my most enduring memories of the country is how you can purchase a photocopied version of Graham Green’s  209 more words

The Power of Beauty, or the Beauty of Power? The Improbability of Love, by Hannah Rothschild

A long queue of excited and curious people are waiting outside of an auction house in London, where a small Rococo painting of inestimable value is about to be sold. 876 more words

Quote for Today: A. S. Byatt

The black thing in her brain and the dark water on the page were the same thing, a form of knowledge. This is how myths work. 67 more words

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A. S. Byatt: Angels & Insects

You are accompanied through life, Emily Jesse occasionally understood, not only by the beloved and accusing departed, but by your own ghost too, also accusing, also unappeased.
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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

Book Reviews

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