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Wylding Hall: Elizabeth Hand

“The house was a glorious wreck. Like some drunken grande dame who’s lost everything except the clothes and the jewels she’s wearing and refuses to leave the after-party. 726 more words


Book Review: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Flashes of genius can’t prevent The Interestings from too often getting stuck in a word bog 

Meg Wolitzer’s modern classic The Wife is a gripping, thought provoking and provocative novel that has become one of the defining feminist fiction books of the past few years. 654 more words

Book Reviews

Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee

I shall start this post with the question everyone I know (as well as two delightful ladies at Hyndland station who spotted me reading it) have been asking me since I picked up my copy earlier this week: 583 more words

American Fiction

Why didn’t she know more about computers? That knowledge suddenly seemed more important than feminist theory or eighties’ song lyrics, both of which she was well acquainted with.

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Book Quotes

Buckley and Mailer--Kevin M Schultz

Do you remember Norman Mailer? He had big ears and used to bully people, especially women, at parties and on TV. You might have mistaken him for an elephant seal. 885 more words

Reviews By Lucy And Todd

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 

I remember when We Were Liars came out hearing a lot of good things about and always planned on reading it. Now that I have, I can’t believe it took so long (or that it took it being free on iBooks) to get round to because I loved it; the story, the style, and the ending – which I kind of saw coming but prayed wasn’t the case. 291 more words


Tuesday Intro: 14th July, 2015

This week, I am linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. 315 more words

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