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My window faces the south Part 2: John Fowles

If you have read Part One of this memoir, you will remember that my main aim was to move away from routine directing of South Today, working more and more on regional “opt out” features made at BBC South. 278 more words

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Book Review - The Collector by John Fowles

This book had been lauded as one of the pioneers of the psychological thriller genre. “Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller” was the exact phrase quoted, I believe. 373 more words


The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

Title: The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Author: John Fowles
Genre: Fiction / historical fiction

Rating: 5 / 5


Why I picked it up: I was doing the dishes of an evening and out of nowhere, the though “I should read  366 more words

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The Wisdom Of Trees

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by trees. Our yard has at least seven grand old oak trees that I often like to stand underneath and look straight up at the branches so high above me. 2,055 more words

The Magus, Part Two

The distinct pleasure in reading The Magus has been, for me, remaining constantly off-balance and uncertain of the next steps in the story. Similar to the central character, Nicholas Urfe, I am allowed to bear witness to the events that transpire but am largely unable to make any safe predictions about what comes next. 462 more words

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Struggled to Complete

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is all about the books we had a hard time getting into.  426 more words

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