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Barbarians by Tim Glencross
" I was given an advance copy of this book & thank the publishers for this. The synopsis was promising & I was looking forward to delving into this book.
Bridget Jones meets Jilly cooper with characters peppered with artwork, literary &... " Read more of this review »
The Lie by Helen Dunmore
" Oh, what a book! Helen Dunmore weaves the story between past and present - a man returns from the trenches of WW1. Gradually we find how his past - both in the war and before - is haunting him. Fluid and brilliant. The history is vivid but done wi... " Read more of this review »
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Beautifully written and a fast read. It might not be in the same league as Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy about WW1 but I enjoyed it and will watch for further titles from Helen Dunmore. http://izzyreads.com/2014/04/accompli...
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The Lives of Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
The Lives of Stella Bain
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an enjoyable, easy read that touches on some of the themes that often crop up in novels set during WW1 like Freudian psycho-analysis. http://izzyreads.com/2014/06/ww1-sett...
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Dear Daughter by Elizabeth  Little
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An attention-grabbing opening and a bad girl heroine with a distinctive voice who may or may not have murdered her mother make for an interesting proposition in Elizabeth Little’s debut novel, Dear Daughter.

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William Wordsworth
“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”
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Jane Austen
“In such cases as this, it is, I believe, the established mode to express a sense of obligation for the sentiments avowed, however unequally they may be returned. It is natural that obligation should be felt, and if I could feel gratitude, I would now thank you. But I cannot–I have never desired your good opinion, and you have certainly bestowed it most unwillingly. I am sorry to have occasioned pain to anyone. It has been most unconsciously done, however, and I hope will be of short duration. The feelings which, you tell me, have long prevented the acknowledgment of your regard, can have little difficulty in overcoming it after this explanation.”

Mr. Darcy, who was leaning against the mantelpiece with his eyes fixed on her face, seemed to catch her words with no less resentment than surprise. His complexion became pale with anger, and the disturbance of his mind was visible in every feature. He was struggling for the appearance of composure, and would not open his lips till he believed himself to have attained it. The pause was to Elizabeth’s feelings dreadful. At length, with a voice of forced calmness, he said:

And this is all the reply which I am to have the honour of expecting! I might, perhaps, wish to be informed why, with so little endeavour at civility, I am thus rejected. But it is of small importance.”

I might as well inquire,” replied she, “why with so evident a desire of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character? Was not this some excuse for incivility, if I was uncivil?”
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Joyce Carol Oates
“I never change, I simply become more myself.”
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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