Tag Archives: Virginia Woolf

‘Pond’ Claire-Louise Bennett

  Prior to going away on holiday I ordered a copy of ‘Two Stories’, a celebration of the first publication by The Hogarth Press, set up by Virginia and Leonard Woolf in 1917 to publish their work and others who … Continue reading

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If only…

On those days when I’m between books and can’t quite settle on something new, I often think about those ‘if only..’ books which I long to read but know that they will only ever exist in my imagination. Here are … Continue reading

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‘The Stopped Heart’ Julie Myerson

Julie Myerson excels in making her readers feel uncomfortable. Her last novel, ‘The Quickening’ (for the ‘Hammer’ Horror imprint) brought together¬† the themes which surface in much of her work, primarily the relationship between parent and child in often extraordinary … Continue reading

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‘A God in Ruins’ Kate Atkinson

  ‘When they first moved into this house there had been a lovely lilac that graced the front garden, but Teddy had clipped it down when it was in full scented flower in the first April. ‘But why?’ she said, … Continue reading

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