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  • Source type: Blog
  • On Teads since: 23/03/2010
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  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Language: English

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  • Cornflower

    Reader, I loved it. Jane Eyre was longer than I'd remembered, better than I'd recollected; Jane was more complex, had more spirit; Mr. Rochester was just as appealing in his quieter moments, less so in his bluster and braggadocio scenes - though as it was necessary for plot purposes to give him 'a past', we had to see that side of his character, too. Creepier by far than I'd recalled was St. John...

    25/04/2015 - 00:11
  • Cornflower

    Just a quick post to flag up - unusually - a change of title for a book. Gabrielle Zevin's The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry has just come out in paperback here, newly titled The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry . I read it last year and found it fun - it's set in a bookshop, is about a bookseller whose life is in ruins, until one day a 'new arrival' changes everything. It's "a heart-warming tale of...

  • Cornflower

    Persephone Books have just issued their latest 'Biannually' - you can get it if you subscribe to their mailing list, and it's always well worth reading. Amongst other things it features their newest titles, one of which is Mollie Panter-Downes' London War Notes, her 'Letters from London', published in The New Yorker during the Second World War. As a great admirer of Mollie's writing I've already...