Category Archives: Marghanita Laski

February Book Haul

Lots and lots to catch up on! Firstly, Sebastian Barry’s ‘Days Without End’, which won the Costa Book Award. I’m quite intrigued as it doesn’t sound like my usual cup of tea: Pulling together  the American War of Independence, native … Continue reading

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The books which made 2016

Book of the Year Autumn by Ali Smith  This year needed this book and Smith has provided it.  Runners Up A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Hot Milk by Deborah Levy Other Favourites Eileen – Ottessa Moshfegh At Hawthorn Time – Melissa … Continue reading

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Hot milk, hot!

A quick roundup of my books of the year, so far… I couldn’t have been more pleased to see Deborah Levy’s ‘Hot Milk’ on this year’s Booker Prize long list. It’s a mesmerising, psychological tale of mothers and daughters and … Continue reading

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The Victorian Chaise Longue – Marghanita Laski

Published in 1954, Marghanita Laski’s ‘The Victorian Chaise Long’ is a wonderfully simple yet profoundly disturbing novella which, in some ways, was ahead of its time. Melanie, a young wife and mother, is recovering from tuberculosis in the house which she and … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul – holiday special!

Old and new this week – today’s WONDERFUL charity shop find is ‘The First Pan Book of Horror Stories’. I loved these books as a teenager and have been thrilled to discover that they’re just as good now. Unlike this … 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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