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TBV is 82% done with The Archipelago of Another Life: There was just the sunlit silence of the riverbank as I walked along it, the luminous transparency of the sky and the very faint tinkling of leaves, swathed in frost, slipping away from the branches and coming to rest on the frozen ground with the brief resonance of crystal. Yes, just the ultimate settling-down of silence and light.
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The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch
" Peter wrote: "My money is on the good."

As usual with Murdoch, niceness is rather more common than goodness....
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
" Peter wrote: "I really want to read this when I have a spare moment."

It's worth reading but I do find I prefer her short stories.
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