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Merlin Through the Ages: A Chronological Anthology and Source Book
4.00
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May 05, 2015
 
Bloomsbury And Beyond: The Friends And Enemies Of Roy Campbell
4.36
really liked it
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May 30, 2009
 
Who Was Really Who in Fiction
1.50
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Jul 27, 2012
 
The Voice That Thunders
4.31
liked it
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Aug 2005
May 30, 2009
 
Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories
4.17
really liked it
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Sep 25, 2015
 
The Pooh Perplex
4.03
really liked it
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Oct 10, 2017
 
Literary Russia: A Guide
4.17
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Feb 21, 2012
 
Hide-and-Seek with Angels: The Life of J.M. Barrie
3.92
liked it
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Sep 25, 2015
 
The Hidden Church of the Holy Graal
4.04
Abandoned - had to return to the library before finishing it.
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Sep 22, 2009
 
Dangerous Edges of Graham Greene: Journeys with Saints and Sinners
3.00
liked it
I didn't actually finish it. It's a series of critical essays on Graham Greene as a writer, and I read those whose topics interested me most.
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Jun 17, 2013
 
The Faber Companion to Samuel Beckett: A Reader's Guide to his Works, Life, and Thought
4.00
really liked it
"Currently reading" is a misnomer in this case -- it is not a book one reads, but a book one refers to, a kind of concordance of Samuel Beckett's work ...more
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Jul 16, 2009
 
Dostoevsky
4.39
really liked it
I bought this book nearly 50 years ago, and started reading it several times, but never got further than the first couple of chapters, perhaps because ...more
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May 30, 2009
 
Arthurian Handbook
3.71
liked it
The stories of King Arthur are among the most enduring legends in English literature, not to mention French, German and other literatures as well. As ...more
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Dec 30, 2008
 
Apartheid and Racism in South African Children's Literature, 1985-1995
3.50
it was ok
This book, as the title suggests, is an examination of children's literature published in South Africa between 1985 and 1995, and consists for the mos ...more
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May 03, 2012
 
Children's Literature: The Development Of Criticism
3.86
really liked it
I've been trying to write a sequel to my children's book Of Wheels and Witches and thought this book might give me some ideas. It's a kind of potted h ...more
Oct 26, 2017
Oct 15, 2017
 
Inside Prince Caspian: A Guide to Exploring the Return to Narnia
4.04
it was amazing
I've read Prince Caspian at least 5 times, and when I found this book in the Alkantrant library I wasn't expecting much. Prince Caspian is a fairly st ...more
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Jun 23, 2017
 
The Enid Blyton Story
3.74
liked it
Why read a book about a children's author whose only adult novel was rejected by publishers?

Others who have written children's books have also writte
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Jun 28, 2017
 
Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity: The Reception of Enochic Literature
4.00
really liked it
The First Book of Enoch was fairly well known in the first century, and accepted by both Christians and Jews. It is a composite book, made of several ...more
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Mar 15, 2010
 
The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as Writers in Community
4.40
it was amazing
Several books and articles have been written about the literary group known as the Inklings, but this is one of the best and most informative.

The Ink
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Oct 02, 2009
Sep 22, 2009