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‘Republics of the Mind’ by James Robertson [Review & Giveaway]

‘What’s it about? That’s the only question in the world worth asking.’ ‘What do you mean, what’s it all about?’ ‘Not all. Just what’s it about. What’s it all about’s a different question and it’s too big’ This is the question lying at the heart of James Robertson’s short story collection ‘Republics of the Mind’ … Continue reading

‘If I Touched the Earth’ by Cynthia Rogerson [Review & Giveaway]

In the few seconds after the crash, something strange happens. There’s a sudden change in the atmosphere of the material world. And in nearby Evanton the light flattens so anything unbeautiful becomes sinister and pretty things seem slightly surreal. Usually, I dislike novels about rebirth. I dislike self-pitying and indulgent diatribes about people rebuilding their … Continue reading

‘Journey by Moonlight’ by Antal Szerb

Some weeks ago, whilst pulling more books I don’t have time to read out of the library, I happened to glance up and notice this novel. It was the author’s name that caught my eye. I’m a sucker for foreign or unusual sounding names. I had until that point never heard of Antal Szerb, or … Continue reading

‘The Professor’ by Charlotte Bronte

‘The Professor’ is a book largely forgotten by the reading public, despite it being Charlotte Brontë’s first work. Written before ‘Jane Eyre’, it was not published until after her death. It carries all the hallmarks of an early and somewhat flawed text, however this alone was not the reason for its rejection from publishers. Meet … Continue reading

‘Basil’ by Wilkie Collins

I am now about to relate the story of an error, innocent in its beginning, guilty in its progress, fatal in its results . . . Opening my fourth year course in ‘Madness and Sexuality in Victorian Literature’, the first book I encountered was Wilkie Collins’ Basil. Though better known for his classic works The … Continue reading

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