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Book Review: Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

I finally finished the Penguin Classics version of the Thousand and One Nights. The general premise of the Nights is that a woman, to save herself from being murdered by a vengeful serial killer king, tells him stories to help him sleep every night for 1,001 nights, when he spares her life. 223 more words


Book Review | Come Close by Sappho

Beautiful, lyrical poems about love, sexuality, Greece and the Gods. Sappho lived c.630-570 BCE on Lesbos in Ancient Greece. 

Little Black Classics celebrate the range of Penguin Classics; 80 books for Penguin’s 80th birthday!  223 more words

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Beautiful Books - Penguin English Library

I have a confession: my obsession of beautiful book covers has grown – in part because I’ve discovered some new (or new to me!) editions from Penguin.  141 more words


The Satires and Epistles of Horace and Persius: Translated and Introduced by Niall Rudd

I’m very fascinated by Greco-Roman literature but haven’t posted a lot of material on it as yet. Hopefully, I will, in the future. I would like to begin with  904 more words


R & R Books, Stroud

R & R Books in Stroud is a second-hand bookshop which sells a large range of used and pre-owned books. These book collections include genres such as Mind and Spirit, History, Philosophy, and Children’s. 121 more words


Review: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

I realise I’m going to take a lot of smack from many friends for my low rating of this novel….but it really just isn’t the book for me. 272 more words


War and Peace Read-a-long

During June and July, I have undertaken the Herculean task of reading War and Peace by Count Leo Tolstoy.  Outside of Turgenev, I have never read a piece of Russian literature, but was compelled to read this massive tome when I learned of the War and Peace Read-a-long created and hosted by two BookTubers who I greatly admire: Ange of… 137 more words

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