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December 2013

Book review: The Gallery of Vanished Husbands by Natasha Solomons

Book reviews By December 23, 2013 Tags: , , 2 Comments

One of the best things about reading novels is how they can take you into new worlds. The world of any book is, of course, always its author’s creation, whether it be rooted in truth, or based on a skewed version of the world we know, or one entirely of the author’s own imagining but what I mean here is…


Book review: Red Room: New Short Stories Inspired by the Brontës

Book reviews By December 19, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Any poem by Simon Armitage gets my attention (note to publishers?) and one opens this new short story collection. And what a wonderful poem about Emily Brontë it is, right from its opening lines of Too much rain in the blood, Too much cloud in the lungs to how, after having read Wuthering Heights for the first time, I had…

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