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“We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it, if it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring that we used to gather with our tiny fingers as we sat lisping to ourselves on the grass, the same hips and haws on the autumn hedgerows, the same redbreasts that we used to call ‘God’s birds’ because they did no harm to the precious crops.

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Kindle Surprise: The Mill on the Floss

I’ve had a sort of fascination with George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss for a long time, having seen a stage production of it once as a child. 266 more words


The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

George Eliot has always proved to be a bit of a mixed bag for me: whilst I loved… 881 more words

British Literature

Listen to this!

THE MILL ON THE FLOSS: I have to ask if George Eliot could have devised a more off-putting title for her 1864 coming of age novel about Maggie Tulliver?   68 more words

Creative Non-fiction

The Internal and External in Chapter 8 of "The Mill on the Floss"

In Chapter 8 of The Mill on the Floss, Mr. Tulliver’s journey to his relatives the Mosses’ farm to have his loan repaid combines a background of vivid images which suggest the poverty of the Mosses’ town of Basset while also using Mr. 1,479 more words

My current battle: reading paper books vs online articles

How tremendous the impacts of smartphones are. I have been using a Chinese-made smartphone less than one year and I can’t believe how much it has changed my daily life. 277 more words


Oh the unfinished ‘Middlemarch’!

While ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’ are my great losses, ‘Middlemarch’ is definitely the biggest loss of all because it has recently been voted as the best British novel of all time by selected participants all over the world by the BBC Culture. 292 more words