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Anna Karenina Review – Part 4

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You know those trick birthday candles? Those totems of classic mirth, that no matter how much you blow, they pop into life again, and break children’s hearts when they interpret their inability to… Continue reading

Anna Karenina review- Part 3

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I’m on the home straight with Anna Karenina, who is bizarrely still alive. Lëvin, who was also sure he was going to die, as he was done with life, is also still very… Continue reading

Anna Karenina review – Part 2

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I am just over halfway through this book, and mercifully, Lëvin has (for the minute) stopped going on about farming methods. It was all well and good when he was actually having a… Continue reading

What? No! – Anna Karenina review part 1

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I have decided this big ol’ doorstop will require four reviews, as I’m only a quarter of the way through, and I already have plenty to say. Firstly, picture the scene, 12:58pm, 2… Continue reading

Russian Misery and Children’s Parties

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To kick off the new year, I have started ‘Anna Karenina’. So far, all I’ve read of Tolstoy has been ‘War and Peace’, and seeing as this is also not a quick read,… Continue reading