Buried Under Books

Category: Literature


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‘The Shadow of the Wind’: literary, gothic and almost mythical

I’ve no idea how this came to feature on my book group’s *crime* reading list this year. And I ought to: I wrote the list. Despite my bewilderment┬áregarding how this slipped┬áinto the crime category, I did enjoy reading it and did finish it. I’m not sure how many members of my book group will be […]

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‘Sister’: I’m coming to find you…and me.

Jane Austen knew what she was doing when she made the relationship between sisters central to her novels. Elizabeth Bennet needs Jane’s gentle reminders that people are capable of more than Lizzy is minded to give them credit for, and Jane needs periodic, pragmatic dousing with Lizzy’s realism. Marianne and Elinor are even more obviously […]

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