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Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader’s wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. 540 more words

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Book Review: Wuthering Heights

Penguin Deluxe Edition | 08.25.2009 (original published in December 1847)
Rating: 4/5 stars

Wuthering Heights is a tumultuous ride through the life of Heathcliff, the Earnshaw family, and the Linton family. 455 more words


Book review: Your Family, Your Body (Modern Poets Three)* by Malika Booker, Sharon Olds, and Warsan Shire

The Penguin Modern Poets series is based on a simple premise. As described on the opening page of every copy, each volume in the series “brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing.” Originally published between 1962 and 1979, and again in the mid-1990s, the series was recently revived to showcase a whole new generation of poets… 650 more words


What does it take to be an Inspector in 1950s Paris? Georges Simenon answers in his novels.

To start this review, I have to say that I, personally, enjoy reading detectives at summer. The thing is, I feel that vacation read requires to be both thrilling and not emotionally heavy. 278 more words


Marketing Off The Beaten Track #1

Learn the Art of Positioning from British History

Brands are notoriously difficult to summarise, but are dead royals any easier to data- reduce and distill? Thanks to… 157 more words

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The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

First published in 1945 but set largely in the interwar years, Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love is a wonderful novel about a young woman’s search for true love, complete with all the delights and disappointments such a quest entails. 1,589 more words

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"The Dead of Winter" Book Review

Title: The Dead of Winter
Author: Rennie Airth
Published By: Penguin Books, 2010
Reviewed By: Jessica B

Rating: 4/5 Stars

The Dead of Winter takes place during World War 2. 419 more words