Author Archive

‘Brideshead’ Revisited

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A pre-Christmas mooch around the charity shops of Fishguard unearthed a fine stash of DVDS perfect for viewing over that no-man’s land between Christmas and New Year. While I’ve never seen or read… Continue reading

Nightmares getting a bit stale? Why not reinvigorate your insomnia with Angela Carter’s ‘The Magic Toyshop’ – you may never sleep again!

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One of the joys of embarking on a reading challenge is the discovery of authors whose work has previously passed you by. Such was the case with Angela Carter, whose novel Wise Children is on… Continue reading

‘All Passion Spent’ but New Obsessions Found.

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Reading one of Jane’s delightful A to Z blog posts at Beyond Eden Rock, I decided to explore the monthly ‘Author Reads’ in the Virago Modern Classics group on Library Thing. I wasn’t… Continue reading

Could this be the Toughest Challenge of them all?

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Happy New Year to you all! I do hope Santa made all your booky dreams come true – if all the wonderful new Christmas book posts I’ve been snooping at are anything to… Continue reading

What the Dickens? I’ve finished David Copperfield!

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I’m thrilled to report that after months of procrastination, I have finally finished David Copperfield. I must admit to being chivvied along by Lucy having finished it a few weeks ago, but Shoshi’s… Continue reading

The End of the Road!

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I have finally completed all thirteen novels in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage – Hooray! For the most part, I’ve very much enjoyed spending the year with Miriam Henderson. The earlier novels were a complete joy –… Continue reading

Christmas fun-times!

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I am so close to finishing Dorothy Richardson’s ‘Pilgrimage’, it feels like the end of term is looming. Over the past few weeks I have read little else in order to see it… Continue reading

Clear Horizon? Not from here it’s not!

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Clear Horizon, book eleven of Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage, has been a wet blanket of a read for me. Things seemed to be looking up for Miriam Henderson after her jaunt in the snowy Swiss… Continue reading

#AW80Books: Mr Fortune’s Maggot – Sylvia Townsend Warner

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Feeling in need of some escapism in the wake of recent political events, I thought I’d swan off to the tropical heat and swaying palms of the South Sea Islands – in my… Continue reading

Should I stay or should I go now?

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As the end of the year approaches, I’m finally picking up speed on Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage, and have now finished the tenth book of the thirteen in the series, Dawn’s Left Hand.  With… Continue reading