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Emily Bullock

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Jméno: Emily Bullock
Jazyk: Anglicky
Město: London
Stát: GBR

Knihy: 30

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Somewhere Towards the End Athill, Diana

Essential tips for reading this book include: a cup of tea, warm socks, and a nice comfy armchair. Diana Athill claims to have led a rather uneventful life bereft of husband and children but this ...

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Pride and Prejudice Austen, Jane

I have watched every film adaptation, seen every BBC costume drama based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice but I’d watch them all again and read the book again tomorrow. I just can’t ...

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The Book of Illusions Auster, Paul

I was actually a little disappointed with this novel but I still feel compelled to write this review as I really enjoyed Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy and I feel confident that I can ...

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How to Write A Mystery Beinhart, Larry

Come closer, I have a secret to tell... I love mystery books: cops and robbers, psychopaths, detectives both gritty and cosy.  I can curl up with a big old airport paperback and love every second ...

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The Heat of the Day Bowen, Elizabeth

Continuing with my Second World War phase after reading We Are At War , I decided to take a look at this forgotten popular novel of its time. Elizabeth Bowen, who stayed in London during the ...

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My Life as a Fake Carey, Peter

I loved this book but was also strangely left wanting more but perhaps that was just my romantic desire for some sort of happy ending. The story centres on a literary hoax that spirals out of hand ...

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Trick of the Light Dawson, Jill

I have been a big fan of Jill Dawson since a friend introduced me to her work. I love her writing although I haven’t always fallen in love with her stories. She writes like a poet, beautifully. ...

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Great Expectations Dickens, Charles

Read it, read it, read it.... What more can I add, it's Dickens after all? This is the one of the very few books I have read more than once in my life. I’ve always followed the principle that ...

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Eve Green Fletcher, Susan

The book tells the tale of a woman, Eve, looking back on her childhood and examining the dark happenings of one particular summer. The chapter headings are snapshots from Eve’s life which works ...

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We Are At War Garfield, Simon

This collection of diary entries were all submitted to the Mass Observation archive in the UK. I had never heard of the MO until I picked up this book. I suppose it was a sort of Big Brother of ...

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The Torrents of Spring Hemingway, Ernest

The Torrents of Spring was the first book to establish Ernest Hemingway in the literary world. Spring is coming to the small towns of Michigan, but there is still snow on the ground when Scripps ...

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Codes, Precepts, Biases and Taboos Joseph, Lawrence

I came across this collection of poetry by chance in the famous New York bookshop, Strand. I love browsing through bargain book bins seeing who has been cast aside or is waiting to be recycled. I ...

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Bird by Bird Lamott, Anne

This is a book for anyone who has ever envied another’s success or written a book. Some Instructions on Writing and Life is the subtitle and it lived up to this. Lamott writes in a humorous ...

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Death of a Salesman Miller, Arthur

With the election of a new American President  and the current economic downturn, it felt like the ideal time to read Death of a Salesman . Arthur Miller’s play has been credited with being ...

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Lost Boys Miller, James

Lost Boys by James Miller – not to be confused with the great 80s film starring Corey Haim (whatever happened to him?!) – is set against the Iraq conflict. It takes place in an unnamed but ...

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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Montiel, Dito

I believe this book deserves to be read purely on the merit of its title. And what a great title it is. Dito Montiel was a child of the eighties. This book is full of his stories of eating ...

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A Breathless Hush in the Close Morgan, Ann

There but for the grace of Evelyn Waugh... I had the uncomfortable feeling while reading this book that the writer might have been spying on me to draw inspiration for the main character, George. ...

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What Was Lost O'Flynn, Catherine

I am in a bit of a dilemma when reviewing this book: there is something I really want to say but I don’t want to lessen the shock. I will just ask you to focus a moment on the title and consider ...

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Romantic Writings: An Anthology Owens & Johnson, W.R. & Hamish

Hurrah – at long last a collection of Romantic Poetry that actually includes female poets. I remember being rather confounded during my university days that all the Romantic Poets were men. I ...

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Harold Pinter: Plays 1 Pinter, Harold

I love a good Pinter play but there is always so much dialogue that I sometimes find it hard to absorb every word. So I decided to read Collection One of his plays, published by Faber as part of ...

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The Human Stain Roth, Philip

If ever greatness walked on earth it is Philip Roth. For me this is the best of all his many brilliant works. Every sentence he writes seems to stretch me as a reader, his intelligence and wit are ...

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Portnoy's Complaint Roth, Philip

I may be writing this review but I am still hearing Portnoy’s voice in my head, still living in his world. Philip Roth captures the essence of a living, breathing personality with all its ...

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The Reader Schlink, Bernhard (Translation by Carol Brown Janeway)

Berlin, February and the wind gnaws at my skin. I finished The Reader on the flight and feel as confused by it as I do trying to read the map. The Berlinale Festival is present all around: ...

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Henry V Shakespeare, William

I have seen so many film versions of Henry V with so many different angles, I thought it was about time I took a look at the original text. Henry V  can be a difficult play to read as it is ...

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Frankenstein Shelley, Mary

For me Frankenstein is the perfect mix of Realism and the Gothic, a firmly established reality but a monstrously heightened one at that. Walton is the framing device for the story and both ...

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We Need to Talk About Kevin Shriver, Lionel

I have to confess that for the first one hundred pages I just couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about with this book. I found the narrator annoying and the story slow. But a friend urged ...

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Underground London Smith, Stephen

You have to admire Stephen Smith. As much as I am interested in London and its underground secrets, I don’t think you would find me trawling through rat-infested sewers. Smith must have suffered ...

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The Mosquito Coast Theroux, Paul

As a reader I have a problem with child narrators in general. So rarely do writers strike a convincing note using instead child prodigys to speak their words. I don’t know about you readers but ...

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Fathers and Sons Turgenev, Ivan (Translation by Richard Freeborn)

I love a good Russian saga but haven’t got the hours in my life to read War and Peace every week. Thankfully Fathers and Sons offers a great, if somewhat neglected, classic in a couple of ...

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Evidence of Things Unseen Wiggins, Marianne

Marianne Wiggins’ The Evidence of Things Unseen is a love story set against the looming atomic age in America. The narration weaves in and out of the two main characters Fos and Opal. It ...

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