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Roald Dahl

The Complete Short Stories, Volume One: 1944-1953

No matter who you are, you have probably heard of Roald Dahl. Literally, he is one of the most prolific British authors ever. 374 more words


The Man in the High Castle

“The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick
(First publication: 1962 / This edition: Penguin Modern Classics 2001
Taken during a coffee break at Siwilai Cafe…
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Dark And Gnarly

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson – Selma Lagerlof

One of the biggest perks of being a member of a Public Library is discovering unknown gems which aren’t current bestsellers. I’d never heard of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson which was first published in 1906, and I don’t think I would have chanced upon it anywhere else. 756 more words


'The Road Through the Wall' by Shirley Jackson ****

‘In… an attractive suburban neighbourhood filled with bullies and egotistical bigots, the feelings of the inhabitants are shallow and selfish: What can a neighbour gain from another neighbour, what may be won from a friend? 360 more words

Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

I’m back with another 2017 book review! I decided to go with a classic for my second read of the year and went with the iconic Shirley Jackson’s… 412 more words

On the Aesthetic Education of Man - Friedrich Schiller

On the Aesthetic Education of Man is a treatise written by Friedrich Schiller in a series of letters to his sponsor Frederick Christian in 1793. The letters concern the current state of mankind and ways in way mankind has lost itself in contemporary society, and suggestions on how a more utopian and equal society could be established. 541 more words

Voltaire - Candide

This edition, 1954. Great Britain: Penguin Books.