Books and other good things
- Source type: Blog
- On Teads since: 23/03/2010
- Teads score: 0.0110002
- Country: United Kingdom
- Language: English
"The Select Book Club had its offices in a courtyard near St. Paul's Cathedral. [...] On the sunlit side of the court a small bay window was dressed with the Select Book Club choices arranged with carefully contrived casualness against a draped backcloth of purple velvet. The Club had been carefully named. Select Books catered for that class of reader which likes a good story without caring much...
"What happened to those left behind when Alice went to Wonderland? When Alice fell down the rabbit-hole she found Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But how did Victorian Oxford react to Alice's disappearance? Gregory Maguire turns his imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings and understandings old and new,...
"... aiming for the moon and getting halfway there gets you further than if you just aim for the roof and only get halfway upstairs. People's achievements in life depend quite startlingly much on what they expect to achieve ... [In myths and folk tales] you find all the troubles and problems of this modern age - any single one you care to name as long as it is archetypal - becoming timeless and...