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Quotation For Inspiration!

“No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.”

– Elizabeth Bowen, The House in Paris, 1935

(Found here on QuoteGarden.com )


Adult Adhd

Herself Into Forms and Colours

If you’re a reader of my blog, you’ll probably know that I have mixed feelings about the biographies of writers. I wonder if knowing about their lives, rather than helping us to understand their work, distances us from it. 1,190 more words


Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin on this day in 1899(-1973). She was a novelist and short story writer.

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Irritating People

Reading Elizabeth Bowen’s early short stories, those in her first published collection, I experienced a growing irritation. The stories were written in the second decade of the twentieth century, so comparisons of their characters’ lives with our own are difficult. 519 more words

A wonderfully executed story of loss and separation - Black Lake by Johanna Lane

The Campbell family built Dunlough on the Irish coast and have lived there for generations – but pressed by financial strain John decides to allow the government to run the house as an attraction, and to move wife Marianne and children Kate and Philip into a small cottage in the grounds. 294 more words

Book Thoughts

Elizabeth Bowen's One Trick

There is no such thing as a great writer.

This seems an odd thing to say when people have gone on about the greats of writing as long as there has been writing, but it’s true. 1,374 more words


Not alone now...?

Letters dropped in at doors of deserted houses do not fly or walk to tables in halls. They do not sit on the dust of empty tables with the air of certainty that they will be found. 71 more words