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‘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 History of Mr Polly’ by H.G. Wells

Have you ever had that moment? You might be sitting at your desk, cooking tea for your kids, driving to work – and suddenly you think ‘Is this it? Is this all there is?’ It is at this precise moment that we crash land into the life of one Mr. Alfred Polly: draper, dreamer and … 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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