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Clarissa - Samuel Richardson (progress report)

Inspired by I’ve Been Reading Lately, I’ve been reading Samuel Richardson’s great epistolary novel Clarissa on the dates the letters in the novel were written. 946 more words


The Visits of Elizabeth

Elinor Glyn

I was unfamiliar with the work of Elinor Glyn, until my friend Mary Ronan Drew suggested this book. I’m so glad she did. This delightful account of a beautiful, naive ingenue who makes the rounds of her mother’s friends is a delightful tongue in cheek look at the upper class during the Edwardian period. 42 more words

Book Reviews

Lies About Books: Illuminae

As March goes out like a lamb (or possibly a lion), it is time once again to give a wholly unhelpful review of a book I enjoyed this month! 176 more words

Blatant Lies

Classic of the Month: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Thank you to those who recommended Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) as my classic for March. I’m glad I read it, not least because, like… 888 more words

Jane Austen

Narcissism for Beginners by Martine McDonagh

Don’t talk like we were stuck in a lift.

Why would I be missing you so violently?

We’re all the hero when directing the scene, 902 more words

Fiction Reviews

Saturday Suggestion: Love, Nina

Every weekend, we delve into the British backlist and recommend a book for you. This week’s is a charming and chucklesome epistolary novel which will have you disconcertingly nostalgic for 1980s Britain. 167 more words


The Last Summer by Ricarda Huch (Peirene)

Originally published in 1910, The Last Summer is a suspenseful epistolary novella by Ricarda Huch (1864–1947), one of the first German women to earn a PhD. 658 more words

Fiction Reviews