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“All great novels are great fairytales.” (Vladimir Nabokov)

Last week the news included a feature with Jeanette Winterson talking to children about fairytales and ways in which these narratives might be rewritten.

I think Jeanette would approve of my upbringing. 1,027 more words


The Quality of Silence - Rosamund Lupton

I have just spent the last two weeks working in the publicity department at Oxford University Press. This was awesome mainly because it was finally a step in the right direction having spent months applying for work experience and jobs fruitlessly. 803 more words

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December Book Reveal: The Snow Child

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. 127 more words

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'To the Bright Edge of the World' by Eowyn Ivey **

I shall open this review with the context of its blurb: ‘Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester receives the commission of a lifetime when he is charged to navigate Alaska’s hitherto impassable Wolverine River, with only a small group of men. 691 more words

T5W: Books It Took Me Longest to Read

Top 5 Wednesday is a book meme created by Gingerreadslainey, and hosted here if you’re interested in participating! This week’s theme was a little difficult. 551 more words

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Book Review - The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

There’s a phenomenon in the field of letters that I call “the 75 per center.” I use this expression to describe books that engrossed me for three quarters of the way through. 591 more words

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