Monthly Archives: February 2012

Virginia Woolf – Jacob’s Room

Published in 1922, ‘Jacob’s Room’ (JR) is Virginia Woolf’s third novel. Her first two novels had a more conventional form, but JR is a modernist novel. According to a quote from Woolf’s diary, mentioned in the introduction, JR is the … Continue reading

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Winifred Holtby – South Riding

The world is what we make it, she would preach; take what you want. Take it – and pay for it. This is the motto of Sarah Burton, one of the main characters of Winifred Holtby’s 1936 novel ‘South Riding’. … Continue reading

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Anne Tyler – Back When We Were Grownups

I had never heard of Anne Tyler, until she was mentioned on Episode 14 of ‘The Readers’ podcast, since she has a new book coming out in 2012. A couple of days after listening to the podcast I found two … Continue reading

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Paul Gallico – Mrs Harris goes to Paris

‘Mrs Harris goes to Paris’ is a novel published by American writer Paul Gallico in 1958. It was published in the UK under the title ‘Flowers for Mrs Harris’. I read the reissue as part of the Bloomsbury Group by … Continue reading

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