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Dorothy Parker by Marion Meade
Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?
by Marion Meade (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Kate by: Amazon
recommended for: Dorothy Parker fans, People who like biographies, People with an interest in American literature
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I've always loved Dorothy Parker's witticisms and have had her on my 'Ultimate Fantasy Dinner Party' guest list for years; but now I've read this book, I'm not so sure...

There aren't many biographies of Parker to be found, a fact that had always puzz
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The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
The Millennium Trilogy (Millennium Trilogy, #1-3)
by Stieg Larsson
recommended to Kate by: The 2009 film version.
recommended for: Anybody who likes crime/thriller fiction.
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I read these around the same time as I read the Fifty Shades trilogy and you couldn't ask for two sets of books that are such polar opposites of each other.

I hadn't particularly planned on reading them but happened to see the 2009 film adaptation on
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Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James
Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades, #1-3)
by E.L. James (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Kate by: No-one
recommended for: The incurably curious
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Fifty Shades of Cynicism...

It seems as though everyone is reading and talking about EL James’ Fifty Shades trilogy. I hadn’t given them any serious consideration as potential reading material, modern fiction doesn’t often catch my interest and erotic
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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
by Aimee Bender (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Kate by: My mum.
recommended for: I don't think I could honestly recommend it to anybody. :(
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*** Contains Spoilers ***

I don’t often reach for modern fiction books these days, I’ve found too many of them disappointing and have become somewhat wary as a result. When I do opt for fiction it is usually a fantasy novel that attracts me; I particu
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The Magnificent Mrs Tennant by David Waller
" Judy wrote: "I actually bought it as a research book to learn more about Gertrudes's daughters. She certainly succeeded in launching them into marriag ...more "
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The Courtiers by Lucy Worsley
The Courtiers: Splendor and Intrigue in the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace
by Lucy Worsley
recommended to Kate by: Amazon
recommended for: Anybody with an interest in history.
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Did you see Lucy Worsley's recent 'Regency' series on BBC4? Did you, like me, find it disappointing in content and Worsley herself, as presenter, irritating in the extreme? Well, don't let that put you off buying/reading this book - because it really ...more
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Passion & Principle by Jane Aiken Hodge
Passion & Principle: Loves And Lives Of Regency Women
by Jane Aiken Hodge
recommended to Kate by: Amazon
recommended for: People looking for an introduction to the Regency era
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When I was looking for books on Amazon, one of its reviewers made the comment that this book didn't contain 'anything new'. It made me stop and think twice before buying it, but on weighing it up against the other comments, which mainly seemed positi ...more
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Lemony Snicket
“If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats.”
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Edward Gorey
“I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.”
Edward Gorey

Joan Didion
“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
Joan Didion

E.L. Doctorow
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
E.L. Doctorow

Lemony Snicket
“Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like.”
Lemony Snicket

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