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The Group
3.65
I can remember my Dad's married sisters discussing this book (they were voracious readers always) in the 1960's. I was determined to read it and fina ...more
Jan 1968
Nov 08, 2008
 
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
3.39
If you think this is too ,too old hat for you then perhaps the fact that Jane Austen was a BIG fan may break down your prejudices. And pride? She lov ...more
Oct 30, 2008
Aug 31, 2008
 
Wind In the Willows
3.95
LATER:
Hard to let go of a book like this especially when the illustrations so mirror the text.
Such lovable characters in humble Mole, caring and indu
...more
Jan 1961
Nov 24, 2008
 
The Europeans
3.57
Deceptively slight, this early James packs a punch full of complexity and resonating depths.It is sad to see so many students on this site dismissing ...more
May 1967
Feb 19, 2009
 
The Diary of a Young Girl
4.06
WHO WROTE THIS NEGATIVE DESPAIRING RUBBISH???!!

"I don't believe the war is simply the work of
politicians and capitalists. Oh no, the common man
i
...more
Oct 12, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
The Complete Poems
4.50
You never ever quite finish with a book of poetry. It is always waiting to be dipped into...always.
Like old friends,
a reunion is always on the cards
...more
May 1978
Nov 04, 2008
 
The Art Of Food: Culinary Inspirations From The Paintings Of The Great Masters
4.00

Fancy mixing painting, history, food and associated recipes??????

ABSOLUTELY DEEEEELICIOUS...visually, cognitively and tastefully!!!!!!

I read this book
...more
Jun 15, 1988
Aug 29, 2012
 
What Maisie Knew
3.45

WHAT AM I DOING HERE ??????

"Convoluted, incomprehensible circumlocutions" is how I have previously described and decried Henry James' later style.I ha
...more
not set
Sep 18, 2013
 
Six Feet of the Country
3.95
I can recall these stories searing across my mind.
I want to return to see how they measure up now.
I want to see how current writing measures up again
...more
Feb 19, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
 
Geography III
4.39
SECOND REVIEW and REREAD - 2014

Have just added two new shelves to this poetry gem - Memoirs-biography and Movie-Seen-As-Well. "Reaching For The Moon",
...more
Feb 1984
Nov 05, 2008
 
Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion and an Essay on Kindness
4.01
This appears to be the briefest polemic against religion to have been published so far and that makes it one of the best.

Grayling does not bother disc
...more
Jan 2007
Dec 05, 2008
 
Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
4.37
I first read this book as a young monk.
And then EVERYTHING about her I could lay my hands on!!!
Later as a Retired Catholic I visited Lisieux and the
...more
Jan 1963
Nov 04, 2008
 
Greek Lyric Poetry: A New Translation
4.34

Reading words written between 700BC and 600AD should be a real experience and a cause of wonder.
IT IS !!!!
....because they are as fresh as if they, h
...more
Nov 18, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
 
Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas
4.26

DEDICATED TO KALLIOPE

before you venture into the Morass of Interpretation,
an exciting place to wander no doubt,
BUT below offering an Equally Wonderfu
...more
not set
Jul 18, 2014
 
The Iliad & Odyssey of Homer
4.62

BEWARE OF GREEKS BEARING GIFTS !!!!!!

ALAS!!!...I DIDN'T BEWARE...
rather I gorged on the food, music,scenic photos,Zorba,both film and novel!!!

...thus
...more
Jan 1962
Jul 03, 2014
 
Bette Davis: A Celebration
4.08

When Television arrived in Australia in the 1950's
our Visual World was MIGHTILY expanded
...along with our minds and our knowledge.
Names unknown and Ta
...more
Nov 09, 2014
Nov 09, 2014
 
The Faber Book of Diaries
4.06

THIS REVIEW DEDICATED TO NIK KANE, A NEW GOODREADS LIBRARIAN

This book was incorrectly recorded as:
"THE FABER BOOK OF ENGLISH HISTORY IN VERSE".

I THEN
...more
Aug 06, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
 
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
4.05
As a young Catholic monk, I and several other students were sent off to Adelaide University.I chose English and History.
And the first unit of History
...more
Jan 1969
Jul 17, 2009
 
Islands Of Angry Ghosts
4.03

This 1966 book was the Third to be published
on the Wreck of the Batavia in 1629
on its Maiden Voyage to Indonesia.
It became one of the first of the hu
...more
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
 
Wuthering Heights
3.79
Very seriously thinking of REreading this classic.
Last time was in High School.
Kieran has recommended it ...he reads it often.
I am very interested to
...more
Nov 08, 1964
Apr 22, 2014
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84

So many American students HATED this book...or hated having to read it and find it relevant, find in it the Great American Novel and a prose style bey
...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
 
Buddhism Without Beliefs
4.06


To join the Big Clubs or Cults of Catholicism, Hill Song, the Evangelicals etc. etc one must accept a certain set of so-called truths which in no way
...more
Feb 22, 2009
Dec 01, 2008
 
The Wind In The Willows (Walker Illustrated Classics)
3.95
I already have a "Wind in the Willows" on Goodreads.
Illustrated by E.H.Shepard.
Famous, because PERFECT, illustrations.

But I bought this one because of
...more
not set
Jul 09, 2009
 
Carrie's War
3.82
The magic names of characters and places in this book
- Mrs Gotobed, Albert Sandwich, Hepzibah Green, Mister Johnny, Druid's Bottom, Druid's Grove,
rem
...more
Mar 07, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
A Room Of One's Own
4.03
POST-READING: written Monday 21st June,2010.

Did you know that this book is catalogued under FICTION and the reason why is because it is NOT narrated b
...more
Aug 21, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
The Collected Poems (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
4.29
Such a fun book to dip into!!!
I pulled this off the shelf to suggest it to a friend
and, of course, began browsing.

Love these short, seemingly digestib
...more
not set
Nov 17, 2010
 
Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances: Three Short Novels
3.89
What a companion is Colette!!Especially Colette!!
Especially when she puts herself into one of her stories, as she does with "Chance Acquaintances".

I'v
...more
Feb 20, 2009
Sep 01, 2008
 
Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner
3.61
I came to Janet Flanner via PARIS !!!

"PARIS WAS YESTERDAY 1925 - 1939" was a book
and BE Damned who had written it.
(It was Janet Flanner of course!!)
...more
Apr 28, 2004
Nov 08, 2008
 
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
3.97
This book was a revelation...I felt the scales literally fall from my eyes and knew the world would never be the same again. In fact I experienced a " ...more
Jan 1974
Oct 28, 2008
 
My Revolution
4.67
Recently alerted by a Very Good Goodreads Friend
to a Very Good film, "La Nuit De Varennes",
which brought together, in a fictitious situation,
Casanova
...more
Sep 30, 1990
Oct 30, 2012
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