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. . . evenly knotted barbed wire fences

A couple of weeks ago John Fowles, a former student of mine when I was teaching in the BYU Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, wrote me from China, where he was on business. 883 more words

VAVILA POPOVICI: Fii diferit, scapă de mediocritate

„Mediocritatea este plaga civilizației.” – John Fowles

   Conform dicționarului, Mediocritatea este „starea celui mediocru – om fără talent, lipsit de merite”. Figurativ, mediocritatea este caracterizată prin insuficiență de spirit, de merit. 2,151 more words


The Collector - John Fowles (Book Review)

Classics are often described as being timeless. Although I personally don’t think that everything old is gold, I did find The Collector to be one of those classics which kind of deserve the tag of being one. 665 more words

Book Review

Book Talk: The Collector by John Fowles


Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs.He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. 494 more words


Moira Forsyth - Secret Library

Today we’re joined by Moira Forsyth who as well as a long-established author is the editorial director of the excellent Sandstone Press. Sandstone are a great example of an indie publishing house that is really rooted in its community – … 639 more words



Two excerpts here from Jefferies’ 1880 book, ‘Round About a Great Estate’.  The fourth and last of the four ‘country books’ that launched his career, it is an attractive miscellany of rural life, country lore and natural history.  842 more words


Ballard's Cinema: Notes for a Retrospective - Track 12 (Joseph Losey 1967)

Frustrated at repeatedly missing out on the chance to film one of Ballard’s novels, Stanley Baker optioned a number of his short stories through his production company Oakhurst Productions, including ‘Track 12’ (1958). 202 more words