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GEORGE ELIOT – The Lifted Veil

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27 Feb 2010 – Methodist Book Sale I spotted this Virago at the Methodist book sale (we’re going to have a few from there over the next month!) and realised it was an Eliot I’d heard nothing about.  A minor work, and short even for a novella, this was apparently seen as embarrassing by Eliot’s publisher during […]

GEORGE ELIOT – Middlemarch

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Bought 20 Aug 2007 (Oxfam, Kings Heath) I haven’t read this since my University days. It warrented proper, solid blocks of reading, and was an excellent holiday read. When I first read it, I thought it was about three romances, the web of society, and women’s place. Now, I think it’s about inheritance, business, politics, […]

Book review – Adam Nicolson – “When God Spoke English” and some book confessions #20booksofsummer #amreading

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I’m rattling through those 20BooksOfSummer books although I’m not sure I’ll get all the non-Viragoes done by the end of Monday. I have got a bus journey and post-long-run lolling to do tomorrow, though, so you never know. I popped to the local town centre of Solihull today to buy (oh, the thrills) my special […]

Top Ten Books of the Year 2016 (and reading report)

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Well, the TBR started the year as above and (sneak preview) finished it like this, so that’s some progress, right? In 2016 I read 126 books in total (up from 115 in 2015): 77 of them were fiction (83 in 2015) and 49 non-fiction (32 in 2015) and I had 6 Did Not Finishes (3 […]

Book review – Silas Marner

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After that brief foray into tourism in my own city, it’s back to the normal run of book reviews. I’ve finally managed to grab some reading time as work diminishes for Christmas so be prepared for a few reviews over theĀ  next few days (might skip Sunday …). I’ve also updated my Century of Reading […]

Book reviews – The Common Reader Vol 1 #Woolfalong #amreading #books

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I’ve just read two books for two challenges, but I know people are possibly interested in one or the other, so I’ve split the reviews over two days. I’m quite glad that the Woolf I’ve been reading has been non-fiction, as too much stream of consciousness might have been … too much stream of consciousness, […]

Book review – Winifred Peck – “Bewildering Cares” (Furrowed Middlebrow)

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This book was kindly sent to me by the publisher in return for an honest review. Furrowed Middlebrow, based on the blog of the same name, is a new imprint of Dean Street Press, which exists to “rediscover and reissue entertaining and important works by lesser-known British women novelists and memoirists”. Well, we like that […]

Book reviews – Belinda (Virago) and Going to Sea in a Sieve #books #amreading

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I do usually theme my posts but these two have nothing in common! I have a Persephone coming up soon that would go with either the Virago or London theme, and more autobiographical work, but I do like to have things TIDY at the end of a month, so here’s a bit of a ragbag […]

20 Books of Summer Round-up: did it! #20BooksOfSummer #books #reviews

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All summer, since 1 June, I’ve been taking part in Cathy at the 746 Books blog’s 20 Books of Summer challenge. The idea was to nominate and then read 20 books by the end of 5 September (Labor Day in the US and Back to School Day in most of England at least). I attempted […]

Book reviews – The Inn at Eagle Point and The Mill on the Floss #20booksofsummer

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Two books read quite a long way apart. While both are about a place, and both are about large families, uncles and cousins, both have forbidden and long-lasting love and both were, in fact, page-turners, it did get me thinking about what makes a classic, because of course The Mill on the Floss is a […]

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