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The Sea The Sea by Iris Murdoch - slaying the dragons

The Sea, The Sea glared at me from my bookshelf for five years. I glared back. It was a feat of endurance. Who would be the first to break? 824 more words

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My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

I remember vividly the first time I read Middlemarch. It was my second year in university and the reading list for the module on nineteenth century literature was HUGE. 1,023 more words

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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen: a novel of tension

Mansfield Park, Jane Austen’s third novel “seethes with sex” according to an article published in the Daily Telegraph to mark the 200th anniversary of the book. 656 more words

Classics Club

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

I finished reading The Children Act feeling extremely frustrated with Ian McEwan. He’s proving to be such an inconsistent writer, capable of delivering the sublime… 578 more words

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Treachery by S. J Parris

Have I been sleeping for the past five years? I can’t think of any other reason why I’ve been so totally oblivious to the series of historical thrillers by S. 503 more words

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New acquisitions

I had a little indulgence while on my trip to the USA earlier this year and ended up with more new books than I could fit into the suitcase so had to ship some of them home. 466 more words

Sunday Salon

Adam Bede: the spark of George Eliot's creative genius

What distinguishes a truly great classic for me is that no-matter how many times I read it, I can still discover something fresh within its pages. 977 more words

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