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The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes

The Book

The Sense of an Ending is a 2011 short piece of fiction. It, in the beginning, seems like a description of a series of routine and regular events during the course of growing up. 588 more words


Two Halfs of One Whole – My Reading Life with Two Languages

English Conquers My Reading World

I started reading novels in English a long time after my high school English teacher told me that I would never be able to speak English properly. 356 more words

German Language

Book: 1984, by George Orwell

It can sometimes take a while for a book to grab your attention; 1984 is not one of those. If you’ve ever been concerned about privacy, ever questioned political systems or given surveillance a thought, this book will get you hooked pretty early on (I’m not gonna lie though, it also lost me towards the end). 478 more words


JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745)

JONATHAN SWIFT (1667-1745)

Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin of English parents, he did not do well as a student but he was eventually granted his degree by “Special Grace”. 1,333 more words


DANIEL DEFOE (1660-1731)

DANIEL DEFOE (1660-1731)

Daniel Defoe led an adventurous life. He travelled extensively, was a journalist, a writer, a spy and he was a businessman who faced bankruptcy and made it through using any method he could, even those that were not considered altogether legal, he strongly supported Whig ideas and then denied them to get himself out of prison, self-assertive and strong minded he pursued his interests as best he could. 1,535 more words

NW by Zadie Smith: portrait of a divided city

Until a few years ago few visitors to London would have made it to the parts of the city that collectively form the postcode area known as NW (an abbreviation of North West). 997 more words

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All That Man Is by David Szalay: #ManBooker 2016 shortlisted

Nine men. Separated by time, place and attitude but all at a critical turning point in their lives. Decisions they make now – or in some cases fail to make – will have long lasting consequences.  941 more words

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