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Inspirational female writers

Some sort of cyberspace kerfuffle has broken out about a comment American journalist Gay Talese made in an event at Boston University.

Apparently, when asked to name female writers who had inspired him, he replied ‘None’. 2,401 more words

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Top Five Wednesday - Rainy Day Reads

It’s that time again…Top 5 Wednesday! This group, created by Lainey, is open to anyone so give it a try!

This week’s topic: Rainy Day Reads! 220 more words


Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier Book Review

Jamaica Inn is one of my favourite novels. Before having read the book I first came across it as the BBC television mini series that came out a few years ago. 267 more words

Book Review

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

“ He returned to the bridge over the Arno, where he gave an oath- perhaps oath differs from the rest in that it cannot be ignored, but in the certain time fulfilled.

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Book - Rebecca revisited

There are few opening lines in the history of English Literature as iconic as: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”

Spoken by Daphne Du Maurier’s nameless protagonist, these nine words have become an insignia of the haunting, gothic and romantic tale that is… 415 more words


This Week In Books (March 23rd)

This Week In Books is a great meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found where you sum-up what you’ve been reading during the week.

Rebecca… 588 more words

Reading Challenge

The King’s General too nasty for lover's role

The King’s General is an intricate tale of love and suspense told by its heroine.

It’s set against the background of the English Civil War, a series of political and military actions between 1641 and 1651 to determine whether king or parliament would rule the nation. 193 more words