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49. Wise Children, by Angela Carter

First published: 1991.

Edition read: Vintage Classics, pub. 1992.

Provenance: purchased from Bookends in Carlisle.

Read: December 2014, curled up in an armchair next to the Christmas tree. 947 more words

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February TBR and Pippa's Release Date!

Good morning! I am knee-deep in pre-publishing chaos, and I’m loving every second of it. My manuscript goes out on Thursday. Craziness. I’m in the middle of the very last read-through. 277 more words

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34. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins

First published: 1868.

Edition read: Oxford World’s Classics, 1985, ed. Anthea Trodd.

Provenance: purchased from Bookends in Carlisle.

Read: November 2014, sitting up in bed late into the night. 1,932 more words

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44. Goldfinger, by Ian Fleming

First published: 1959.

Edition read: Penguin Modern Classics.

Provenance: borrowed from my workplace.

Read: September 2014, scuffing through leaves on Marston Ferry Road as I walked to and from work. 1,464 more words

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Classics Club questions, part two

  1. Which classic character reminds you of your best friend? Oh, she’s too complicated for that sort of reduction. That said, her nickname “the Duchess” comes from the fact that her chin is as sharp as the Duchess’s in Alice in Wonderland is said to be.
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14. A Journal of the Plague Year, by Daniel Defoe

First published: 1722.

Edition: Signet Classics ed. 1960, J.H. Plumb.

Provenance: found on my mother’s bookshelves and “borrowed” about 2 years ago, never to be returned. 1,419 more words

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