“The Sense of an Ending” is a book that I didn’t enjoy much but its central theme was extremely thought-provoking. Even long after the book was read and returned, I kept re-thinking the concepts of time, memory and my perspective on my life so far. 293 more words
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I’m sure most of us would immediately answer “no” to the question the title poses. I do. I think self-care and self-love are important in order to be able to share love and affection with others, but I don’t think selfishness leads to happiness. 718 more words
A young girl’s imagination and a momentary lapse of judgement contribute to a momentous change of lives.
The hottest day of the summer of 1935 and, as Europe slips closer and closer to war, so Briony witnesses a series of events in the family home that, as a sheltered 13 year-old, she does not understand. 592 more words
Irish poet and academic Seamus Deane’s evocative novel is a masterfully told story of childhood, a fragment of the ordinary within the extraordinary – an unnamed boy growing up catholic in sectarian Derry in Northern Ireland in the late 1940s/early 1950s. 354 more words