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The Little Red Chairs - Book Review

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Have you ever bought a book that was strategically placed at the till as a last second buy? Well, I did. 983 more words

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The Little Red Chairs--Edna O'Brien

I was so excited to read this novel.  It begins with an announcement of an exhibit of 11, 541 red chairs on the Sarajevo high street to commemorate the start of the siege of Sarajevo by Bosnian Serb forces.  337 more words

Time and Tide - Edna O'Brien

The book is a story of Nell who throughout her life had to fight for herself. She gets married to escape her parents tight control. She tries to find her happiness by being a good wife and mother, but it doesn’t seem to work for her. 306 more words

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The Little Red Chairs

Thoughts  by Edna O’Brien, Hatchett Audio 2016, 9 hours 40 minutes

Narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

Challenge: What’s in a Name 2016, furniture category
Genre: Contemporary lit… 348 more words
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Edna O'Brien ...

Edna O’Brien …

Edna O’Brien (born 15 December 1930) is an award-winning Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer. Philip Roth has described her “the most gifted woman now writing in English”, while former President of Ireland Mary Robinson has cited her as “one of the great creative writers of her generation.” Her first novel Country Girls was published in 1960 and her latest,The Little Red Chairs, in 2015. 240 more words

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December 15 in history

37 –  Nero, Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, was born  (d. 68).

533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeated the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the… 536 more words

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November round-up

It seems that like all months this year November just raced by, maybe it’s for the best less time for thinking about the sorry state of world affairs…Reading-wise it was not a bad month, but it was actually only saved on Monday when I read two books in one day, that does not happen to me often when I’m not on vacation. 396 more words

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