Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tove Jansson – The True Deceiver

‘The True Deceiver’ was first published in 1982 in Swedish. I’ve read the English translation by Thomas Teal. For me, this was actually a re-read. I first read this book about a year ago, in January 2010. The fact that … Continue reading

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Audrey Niffenegger – Her Fearful Symmetry

‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ is a ghost story. It is set in and around Highgate Cemetary in London and the story evolves around two sets of twins, Edie and Elspeth Noblin and Julia and Valentina Poole. The younger set, Julia and … Continue reading

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Monday Musings – Inspiration

‘One always has a better book in one’s mind than one can manage to get onto paper.’ From: ‘The Hours’, by Michael Cunningham This is a line from the thoughts of the character Virginia Woolf who is writing ‘Mrs Dalloway’ … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Shaffer – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ is an epistolary novel. It tells the story of writer Juliet Ashton and how she gets in contact with members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The book contains … Continue reading

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Monday Musings – Inspiration

‘The vestibule door opens onto a June morning so fine and scrubbed Clarissa pauses at the threshold as she would at the edge of a pool, watching the turquoise water lapping at the tiles, the liquid nets of sun wavering … Continue reading

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J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I don’t think this book requires further introduction. For me, this is was a re-read and the first book I finished in 2011. I read this when it first came out in 2007. After I saw the movie that was … Continue reading

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