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"I put this down because it was wonderful but it was the wrong time to read; now is the right time, and it's sublime." Jul 20, 2015 03:16AM

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The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
"Victorian-era novels—those British classics from the 19th century—certainly have their appeal. I immediately think of the Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy, George Eliot, and, of course, Charles Dickens. Michel Faber’s throwback to the Victorian novel..." Read more of this review »
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Letters From My Windmill by Alphonse Daudet
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I am given to understand that Alphonse Daudet's novels established him as the most successful writer in France by the end of the 19th century, and yet I must confess that I hadn't heard of him until a few weeks ago, when I spotted this book.

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Jam Today by Oriel Malet
Jam Today
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Oriel Malet was a success in the literary world at a very early age. She was just twenty when her first novel, ‘Trust in the Springtime’, was published and she was only three years older when her second book, ‘My Bird Sings’, won the John Llewellyn R ...more
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“Where is the woman who has ever really torn from her heart the image that has been once fixed in it by a true love? Books tell us that such unearthly creatures have existed - but what does our own experiences say in answer to books?”
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Louisa May Alcott
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
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Tanith Lee
“When I write, I go to live inside the book. By which I mean, mentally I can experience everything I’m writing about. I can see it, hear its sounds, feel its heat or rain. The characters become better known to me than the closest family or friends. This makes the writing-down part very simple most of the time. I only need to describe what’s already there in front of me. That said, it won’t be a surprise if I add that the imagined worlds quickly become entangled with the so-called reality of this one.

Since I write almost every day, and I think (and dream) constantly about my work, it occurs to me I must spend more time in all these places than here.”
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“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?...Was ever anything so civil?”
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“Such nonsense!" declared Dr Greysteel. "Whoever heard of cats doing anything useful!"
"Except for staring at one in a supercilious manner," said Strange. "That has a sort of moral usefulness, I suppose, in making one feel uncomfortable and encouraging sober reflection upon one's imperfections.”
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