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The Grass Harp and A Tree of Night by Truman Capote

Rating: ★★★1/2

Genre: Fiction

Medium: Paperback

Synopsis: This handy little paperback is comprised of one novella and many short stories.  The Grass Harp depicts a small group of friends ranging from 16 to 60 years old who run away from home in order to rebel a business decision.   175 more words

Feast for a Fiver at Book Club

The CUBE café bar in Derby is offering booklovers an opportunity to sample their new autumn menu for only five pounds whilst discussing a selection of literary delights on October 27 from 7.30pm. 308 more words


Bear Grylls, here we come!*

Hemingway said it succinctly, and seductively: “A writer’s job is to live life, and then to write about it.” How romantic is that? Hard to resist, I admit it. 609 more words

Writing Technique

The Breakfast at Tiffany's Party

I can’t remember exactly why I decided to throw the first Breakfast at Tiffany’s party. It was August, and I was about to start my sophomore year of college, and it had seemed like a waste to let Truman Capote’s birthday party go by without a party. 674 more words

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S | fivethreeninety 

“I’m just crazy about Tiffany’s!”

Today is October 5th, fifty five years since the iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s premiered in New York.

It’s a wonderful film adapted from the wonderful book by Truman Capote.

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"In Cold Blood" : A soul-consuming masterpiece

Condensed from eight thousand pages of research material, In Cold Blood is a nonfiction novel- writing which took a dreadful toll on its author psychologically because of the dark territory it chartered and ultimately drove him to death. 221 more words

Book Review

It's Your Birthday, Truman!

Truman Capote, that elegant rascal, was born on 30 September 1924:

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”-Truman Capote 18 more words