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Why a visit to London is *very* dangerous for a bibliophile... #bookfinds

Those of you who follow me on social media might have noticed I shared a little photo of a pile of books in the lovely Foyles cafe yesterday. 1,476 more words

A Certain Amount of Daring: Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

When I mentioned on Twitter that I was going to read my first Jane Bowles story, there was a rather strong, positive reaction to her writing.  583 more words


Jane Bowles's Selected Letters

Throughout Jane Bowles’s letters, the unceasing lament about not-writing, “I have decided not to become hysterical, however. If I cannot write my book, then I shall give up writing, that’s all. 310 more words

Jane Bowles

The young garden

April weather has been fickle, but I pull open the curtains every morning with pleasure and note how my front yard is coming back to life. 750 more words


Joan Didion on Male vs. Female Novelists

“When I was starting to write—in the late fifties, early sixties—there was a kind of social tradition in which male novelists could operate. Hard drinkers, bad livers.

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100 Stories, 100 days: Day 26-35

The last ten days have bridged two important celebrations: World Book Day and International Women’s Day. They have also coincided with the one year anniversary of this blog—and so, to bring all three together, for day 26 of my 100 day challenge I returned to the book that started this all: Mary McCarthy’s… 2,909 more words

Book Review

Cherifa, Moroccan Butch

I finally got around to watching  Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles, directed by Jennifer Baichwal. I wanted to watch it because I’d heard that there was an interview in it with Cherifa (Amina Bakalia), writer Jane Bowles’ Moroccan butch lover for twenty years. 145 more words

Butch Love