Category Archives: Barbara Comyns

My favourite 20th Century books…

This is just a silly list of some of my favourite 20th century books: some are seen as ‘important’, some as ‘classics’ but what binds them together is that over the years I have gained so much enjoyment and stimulation … Continue reading

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Back to the fold…

Where has the year gone? Time has flown and its now Easter Saturday and I haven’t posted anything since January! How did that happen? To be honest the start of the year found me struggling to find books to grab … Continue reading

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This Week’s Book Haul

First up this week is a pair of wonderful presents from my friend Alex: two HUGE tomes by Jonathan Rigby on European and British Horror cinema: Choc-a-bloc compendiums of all the horror films you might ever wish to see, fact … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul…

Unfortunately no charity shop treasures this week but, as it was recommended by the same friend who introduced me to the wonderful Barbara Comyns, I got this¬†gloriously lurid copy of ‘The Victorian Chaise Longue’ by Marghanita Laski for a couple … Continue reading

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Holiday reading

After finding this glorious postcard in a charity shop, I realised it was time to set about one of my favourite pastimes: deciding on my holiday reading,¬†a task fraught with risks and encumbered with rules. The first point I need … Continue reading

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