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The Book Of Memory by Petina Gappah

The story you have asked me to tell begins not with the ignominious ugliness of Lloyd’s death but on a long-ago day in April when the sun seared my blistered face and I was nine years old and my father and mother sold me to a strange man. 487 more words

For the Joy of Reading: The Golden Legend

This is an extraordinary book.   It is extraordinary in so many ways that it is difficult to know where to begin.   So I thought that I would start with the obvious and work forwards from there.   620 more words

Books And Reading

The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin (re-issue)

A young mother feels her sanity slipping from sheer exhaustion. Her baby isn’t sleeping and her husband’s frustration nearly pushes her over the edge. To make ends meet, they take in a lodger.

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Bloggers are true champions by Hannah Love

Originally posted Sunday, December 28th, 2014 (source)

“Bloggers are true book champions. It’s always a pleasure to send out an email about a new book and receive enthusiastic and helpful replies – it’s lovely to have people so excited to talk loudly about books that you and your team have been quietly pouring your heart and soul into for months.

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Finding Beauty

I’m in the throes of preparing number nine in my series of fourteen screenprints for the Penfold Press, inspired by Simon Armitage’s translation of the medieval poem, … 1,030 more words


Book Review | Stranger, Baby by Emily Berry

Stranger, Baby is a book of poetry by up-and-coming poet Emily Berry. In this collection, a mixture of poetry, play, and prose, Berry has a sense of fantasy, humour, estrangement. 300 more words

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The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath


First Sentence:     It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York… 220 more words