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August Folly by Angela Thirkell
August Folly
by Angela Thirkell
read in March, 2015
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This book is adorable. It would be easy for characters in this type of comic novel to be caricatures, but Thirkell never falls into that trap; her characters have dark sides as well as surface sillinesses. Like Jane Austen she has a waspish humour wh ...more
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The Masked Fisherman by George Mackay Brown
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Edgelands by Paul Farley
Edgelands
by Paul Farley
read in February, 2015
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I liked the idea of this book. The execution, not so much. It was just a bit dull. nothing really surprising or thought-provoking here; just a couple of poets rambling about stuff that was of interest to them but not making much effort to make them i ...more
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The King's List by Peter Ransley
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The final volume of Peter Ransley's trilogy -- worth the longer than expected wait. It's the best of the three I think. Atmospheric and edgy, with great scene setting evoking the smells, sounds, and sights of London in 1660. The relationships Tom has ...more
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That Glimpse of Truth by David Miller
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Obviously, these are not really the 100 finest short stories ever written; they are one person's selection. Further, I note that David Miller works for a literary agent, and according to the credits a suspiciously high proportion of the contemporary ...more
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“Some readers read a book as if it were an instruction manual, expecting to understand everything first time, but of course when you write, you put into every sentence an overflow of meaning, and you create in every sentence as many resonances and double meanings and ambiguities as you can possibly pack in there, so that people can read it again and get something new each time.”
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Sebastian Faulks
“Memory is the only thing that binds you to earlier selves; for the rest, you become an entirely different being every decade or so, sloughing off the old persona, renewing and moving on. You are not who you were, he told her, nor who you will be.”
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“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
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“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
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