Monthly Archives: September 2010

Elizabeth Gaskell – Cranford

Four years ago, I read ‘North and South’ by Elizabeth Gaskell. I was very much impressed by this novel and also by the BBC television series that I watched after I’d read the novel. I was curious to read more … Continue reading

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Monday Musings – The Green Hat

‘I had a particular soft spot for – and I believe I may have been the last human being to read – The green hat by Michael Arlen with its wonderfully peerless names: Lady Pynte, Venice Pollen, Hugh Cypress, Colonel … Continue reading

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John Galsworthy – The Dark Flower

John Galsworthy (14 Aug. 1867 – 31 Jan. 1933) is known nowadays for his trilogy ‘The Forsyte Saga’, which is on my bookshelf, sadly unread. I recently came across one of Galsworthy’s other novels ‘The Dark Flower’ and I am … Continue reading

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Iris Murdoch – The Sandcastle

Iris Murdoch is one of my mother’s favourite contemporary novelists. My mom has had a huge influence on the development of my reading tastes, so I’ve always been curious to read some Murdoch. I tried one of her novels when … Continue reading

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Monday Musings

‘ I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman’s inconstancy. Songs and proverbs all talk of woman’s fickleness. But, perhaps, you will say, these were all written by … Continue reading

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55 Questions – Part 2

This is part 2 of the 55 questions meme, the first part can be found here. 26. Favorite cookbook? Most of my inspiration for cooking is found on the internet, so I don’t have one that springs to mind. 27. … Continue reading

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55 Questions – Part 1

I read this meme on ‘A Work in Progress’ here a couple of weeks ago.  I found it quite interesting to read about other people’s reading habits, so I decided to have a go myself. I split it into two … Continue reading

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