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Heartstone by C.J. Sansom
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The Pearl by John Steinbeck
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The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris
The Marrying of Chani Kaufman
by Eve Harris
read in August, 2014
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Hmmmm somewhat soapy, not at all sure why it got a man-booker nomination. The most interesting character was not Chani or her husband but actually the rabbi's wife - there is probably a whole good novel there. Otherwise it was ok, it took very little...more
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An Intelligent Person's Guide to Classics by Peter Jones
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Map Of A Nation by Rachel Hewitt
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The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris
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Medea by Euripides
Medea
by Euripides
read in August, 2014
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More Medea - another verse translation - I prefer the verse translations to the prose variations.
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The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Awakening
by Kate Chopin
read in August, 2014
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Excellent novella though its ending whilst satisfactory for its original audience made me squeak. However it is rightly a classic.
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Celtic Sexuality by Peter Cherici
Celtic Sexuality
by Peter Cherici
read in August, 2014
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Fascinating particularly on the back of reading Barbarians. Its an interesting meander through the development of Christianity, largely in Ireland, and thus its impact on and contrast with Celtic culture. Given that sexuality is a huge issue for Chri...more
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Keeping the World Away by Margaret Forster
Keeping the World Away
by Margaret Forster
read in August, 2014
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I think Margaret Forster is a writer that often slips under the radar. This is a good interesting novel centred around a painting, its artist and subsequently the women who possess it. Well written and engaging it covers a period of about 100 years a...more
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