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air over London seemed a rough sea of sound through which circles travelled. But the clocks were irregular, as if the saints themselves were divided. There were pauses, silences. . . . Then the clocks struck again.

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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
"Kindred is a hybrid novel, difficult to categorize. Partly science-fiction, partly historical novel, it addresses race, gender and class issues in the context of slavery but, and this is the complexity of this book, in two timelines, antebellum Ma..." Read more of this review »
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Proper English by K.J. Charles
"As a plotty, witty comedy of English manners (I enjoyed the appallingness of manners at the dinner table): 4 with an alarming tilt at 5.

As ff romance: 3. Perhaps it's just that I'd have steered towards Ms Singh if I were Pat. There was a lot of f..." Read more of this review »
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It's time to bring the kettle to boil in the firebox, grab a cuppa on the footplate, and listen to some train stories. Michael Clutterbuck has created another volume of steam age trains in wartime England. This collection covers 1939 through 1945 and ...more
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte
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Well done history with some of the dirty laundry of the fossil collecting world. New, at least to me, information on dinosaur biology including how their lungs worked (like birds), lightweight
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Selected Poems of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton
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Edith Wharton is best known for her novels, and her poetry is not mentioned often. The Age of Innocence earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 and made her the first woman to hold that honor. From a young age, she wrote poetry and mastered the sonnet as a ...more
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A reflection of the mind of a writer in the closed Soviet system. Not a propaganda piece by a repressive government but the apathy of the people caught in the system that they are too tired to fight.
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Selected Poems of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton
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Edith Wharton is best known for her novels, and her poetry is not mentioned often. The Age of Innocence earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 and made her the first woman to hold that honor. From a young age, she wrote poetry and mastered the sonnet as a ...more
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Radclyffe Hall
“AWAKENING To open both your drowsy eyes, To stretch your limbs and realise That day is here. To watch the dancing, shifting beam Of sun, awake yet half in dream, Uncertain if the fitful gleam Be far or near. To turn with soft, contented sigh, And through the window watch the sky, All opal blue. To feel the air steal in the room, Made fragrant by the soft perfume Of lime-trees, when their scented bloom Is damp with dew. To hear the rustling voice of leaves, The chirp of birds beneath the eaves, But now awake. The tiny hum of timid things That fly with gauzy, fragile wings, Where yet the dusk to daylight clings, When mornings break. To feel the soul look forth and smile, Contented with each fruitful mile That it beholds. To hear the heart beat loud and strong, In unison with Nature's song, That echoes tremulous and long While dawn unfolds. To know yourself a thing complete, With strength of mind and limb replete, With vast desire; A creature made to dominate The lesser things of earth, a fate On whom the universe must wait, With force entire. And then to cry in deep delight God made the world and made it right; Dear Heaven above! Was ere completeness so complete, Was ever sweetness half so sweet, Was ever loving half so meet; Thank God for love.”
Radclyffe Hall, The Poetry Of Radclyffe Hall - Volume 2 - 'Twixt Earth and Stars: "...we're all part of nature, some day the world will recognise this..."

Albert Camus
“Maybe, after all, it doesn’t want it enough? Maybe we don’t love life enough? Have you noticed that death alone awakens our feelings? How we love the friends who have just left us? How we admire those of our teachers who have ceased to speak, their mouths filled with earth! Then the expression of admiration springs forth naturally, that admiration they were perhaps expecting from us all their lives.”
Albert Camus, The Fall

T.S. Eliot
“Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
T.S. Eliot, Selected Poems

Djuna Barnes
“Nightwood is demanding. You can slide into it, because the prose has a narcotic quality, but you can’t slide over it. The language is not about conveying information; it is about conveying meaning.”
Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

Virginia Woolf
“Passages in Far Away and Long Ago will undoubtedly go to posterity entire. Ulysses was a memorable catastrophe – immense in daring, terrific in disaster. And so, picking and choosing, we select now this, now that, hold it up for display, hear it defended or derided, and finally have to meet the objection that even so we are only agreeing with the critics that it is an age incapable of sustained effort, littered with fragments, and not seriously to be compared with the age that went before.”
Virginia Woolf, Thoughts On Peace In an Air Raid

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