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The Virgin in the Garden

The Virgin in the Garden by A.S. Byatt is not my first Byatt book, nor is it my favorite, but I find myself unable to stop thinking about Fredrica and her story. 343 more words

The city is yours

I recently transferred old family slide images to digital format.

Of the 1000 or so images, I was particularly struck by the panoramic, yet intimate nature of the photographs of my parents honeymoon in Paris in April 1964. 8 more words


Reads & Recs // On the dreaded book rut

Do you ever have periods of time when you just can’t seem to sit still book-wise? When nothing you want to read actually seems appealing to you, and other things, like watching masses of Food Network, are infinitely preferable? 291 more words


Traitor's Purse

A S Byatt has a lot to answer for. I’ve now come across several reviews of Margery Allingham’s Traitor’s Purse, where the reviewer only read the book after her article in the Guardian last year. 422 more words


Boat building

By Vita Forest

One of my very favourite books is Possession by A.S. Byatt.  It is a great woolly novel following two literary scholars as they try to uncover the mysterious connection between two Victorian poets.   566 more words

Simple Pleasures

Women Writers Reading Challenge #67: Possession by A.S. Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a master. This book is pretty amazing, as Byatt has to create not only her protagonists, their world, and their quest, but also two literary figures and great portions or excerpts of their works. 106 more words

Reading Challenge

Wednesday Wisdom - Thinking Words, #38, 2015

There are readings – of the same text – that are dutiful, readings that map and dissect, readings that hear a rustling of unheard sounds, that count grey little pronouns for pleasure or instruction and for a time do not hear golden or apples.  

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