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Deborah Meyler

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I was born in the grim but friendly north, in Manchester, within sight and hearing and inhalation distance of the M62, one of the busiest motorways in the country. You can also see the Pennine hills from my bedroom window, which is still my bedroom window because my mum still lives there.

Things ticked along merrily for 17 years and then I went to Trinity College, Oxford. I chose it because the photograph in the Oxford handbook looked nice. I didn't think I had a chance of getting in really, and nor, encouragingly, did my teachers. I like to think they thought that this was more about class and previous lack of good schooling than innate dimness.

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Now, where was I. Oh yes, I went to Oxford, and it was immensely pleasurable. I fe
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I know it isn't a book, but I am reviewing the film I saw last night. I should be writing, so this will be quick. I should also say that my friends LIKE this film, so it could be that I am just a curmudgeon.

Magic in the Moonlight.

Audiences, by and large, can tell when they’re being spoon-fed a film that someone somewhere thinks they will like, that will make a nice ker-ching noise at the box o... Read more of this blog post »
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The Bookstore

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Le Club de la Petite Librairie

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The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.”
Naomi Wolf
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
“Making love with a woman and sleeping with a woman are two separate passions, not merely different but opposite. Love does not make itself felt in the desire for copulation (a desire that extends to an infinite number of women) but in the desire for shared sleep (a desire limited to one woman).”
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The Happy Tree by Rosalind Murray
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Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
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This book was pressed upon me when I said I had never read Dorothy Whipple. I now want to read everything she's written. I won't say anything much about it, as I didn't know a thing, and it was a joy to read. The style is so clear and lucid that you ...more
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I've not finished this book yet, but I am tempted to a mid-read review, partly because I don't want it to end. It reminds me slightly of Ulysses except I am enjoying it; perhaps it reminds me of Dubliners. It also reminds me of John McGahern, but it ...more
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The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
"“We build within ourselves stone
on stone a vast haunted castle.”

-Vincent Monteiro, Vers sur verre

”Space that has been seized upon by the imagination cannot remain indifferent space subject to the measures and estimates of the surveyor. It has bee..." Read more of this review »
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“Used books,” as if someone else has had the best of them and you get the sere husk, or the lees, as if a book isn’t the one thing, the one product, that is forever new. There’s no such thing as a used book. Or there’s no such thing as a book if it’s not being used.”
Deborah Meyler, The Bookstore

“We're high on the adrenaline of feeling, even though we know it's fleeting and evanescence. And we're getting worse -- checking texts and emails and Facebook every five minutes, always searching for that next hit of feeling, that next morsel of approval.”
Deborah Meyler, The Bookstore

“That thing that Hamlet says - "there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so". Not quite true if you are stuck under a grand piano, not quite true for genocide, but surely it must be true about love?”
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“Heaven-gates are not so highly arched
As princes' palaces; they that enter there
Must go upon their knees.”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

“If all my royal kindred
Lay in my way unto this marriage,
I'ld make them my low foot-steps”
John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

“These illustrations suggest four general maxims[...].
The first is: remember that your motives are not always as altruistic as they seem to yourself.
The second is: don't over-estimate your own merits.
The third is: don't expect others to take as much interest in you as you do yourself.
And the fourth is: don't imagine that most people give enough thought to you to have any special desire to persecute you.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

“My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.”
William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

“Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.”
Theodore Isaac Rubin

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Pamela Hey Deborah...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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