Monthly Archives: January 2012

Angus Wilson – Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

‘Anglo-Saxon attitudes’ follows 64-year-old history professor Gerald Middleton as he deals with some unfinished business both in his private and professional life. Professor Middleton has not produced a lot of scientific output in recent years, due to his suspicions about … Continue reading

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Nicola Beauman – A very great profession

‘A very great profession’ gives an overview of novels written by women in the inter-war period. It is organized around eight themes, ranging from Romance to Psychoanalysis. Novels relevant to the theme of the chapter are discussed, quoted and put … Continue reading

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Wilkie Collins – The Moonstone

‘The Moonstone’ is a great read. It was published in 1868 in separate installments and it is an epistolary novel. Similar to ‘The woman in white’, several characters write down their experiences, which together form the story. The title refers … Continue reading

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A.S. Byatt – The children’s book

I would like to start with a disclaimer here. This is by no means a complete review of this novel. It is a collection of my thoughts and nothing more. To make a serious attempt at a review I would … Continue reading

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