Tag Archive: tolstoy

Sun & Sand & Sea & War & Peace.

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After ebaying everything unloved and unworn in my wardrobe, we recently took a last minute trip to Kefalonia on the proceeds. Having little left to wear, my packing dilemmas were book, rather than… 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

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

Weighty tomes for both reading and for use as replacement table legs

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War And Peace is just too long. There, I’ve said it. There are enormous chunks I could do without, but I can’t put it down, as very exciting when things suddenly happen, which… Continue reading