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"The Death of the Heart" by Elizabeth Bowen (1938).

 This book was purchased during one of my spontaneous book buying sprees and if I remember correctly, I only bought it because of the title. Excellent decision past Martina. 736 more words

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The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. – Elizabeth Bowen http://ift.tt/27ssIMB

Elizabeth Bowen

John Banville's 'The Book of Evidence' and Anglo-Irish Nostalgia

Every time I read a John Banville novel, I wish that it were the first time that I was reading a John Banville novel because, taken in a vacuum, each one is a work of great invention. 730 more words

Tessa Hadley reads Elizabeth Bowen

I’ve been worrying lately that I’m a bit of an avant-garde literature fetishist, incapable of responding to stories that non-pretentious types read and that I’ll never enjoy a ‘there once was a woman story’ ever again. 22 more words

The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

I have long wanted to read Elizabeth Bowen; her 1938 novel, The Death of the Heart, has been calling me for quite a while. By rights I should have read it earlier in preparation for… 1,572 more words

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The 1938 Club : Some earlier reviews

The list of possible reads for 1938 turned out to be a long and fascinating one, and some of the books I’ve already written about on the blog. 298 more words

The Little Girls - Elizabeth Bowen (1964)

Taking a break from Mary Hocking week to tell you about The Little Girls; my third read for Cathy’s Read Ireland month (I am now reviewing things a little out of the order in which I read them). 1,135 more words