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The case of the disappearing bookshelves

Can you love books too much? For me, a large part of the pleasure when reading a book is deciding where it will go on my bookcase when it is finished. 1,155 more words


Don’t underestimate the Undercliff

The Undercliff lies to the west of Lyme Regis, stretching 5 miles towards Axmouth and Seaton. A wild landscape of meadows and thick, dense woodland created by landslips. 557 more words


All the Forks in the Roads

I’m not particularly superstitious, but when my daughter asked me one day whether I had ever read any of E.W. Hornung’s stories about the gentleman thief Raffles… 627 more words


The Myth of Reason

Plato famously said that he wasn’t giving his readers a mythos – a story – but rather a logos – a rational account of things. Maybe Nietzsche was right about Plato being the first cuck. 1,229 more words


Quote of the day, July 5

John Fowles, from The Collector

“I love making, I love doing. I love being to the full, I love everything which is not sitting and watching and copying and dead at heart.”


Book Review: The Collector by John Fowles

3/5 Stars.

Considered by many to be the first psychological thriller, The Collector is the story of Frederick Clegg, a lonely, obsessive man, and Miranda, the beautiful young art student whom he kidnaps and holds captive in his basement. 241 more words


The Sunday Book Shuffle: June 26, 2016

Time for another “Sunday Book Shuffle”! Don’t know what the Sunday Book Shuffle is? Find out here!

Shuffled Song: The One That Got Away… 453 more words