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Few Eggs And No Oranges
2011-02-28 06:24
I’ve been looking forward to Persephone Reading Week for a while, especially having recently heard a friend describe, in great animation, a talk that Nicola Beauman gave at Newnham Co… Read More
Christmas 1940
2011-02-26 15:48
Reading Vere Hodgson’s Few Eggs and No Oranges last night for Persephone Reading Weekend, I was struck by a comment she made in one of her entries: Sunday 22nd…Guns are working… Read More
2011-02-25 06:03
Thank you for all your good wishes on my new job. It’s no longer new, but rather newish. There are still days where I feel boggled, but I’m slowly settling in. I’m definite… Read More
Chalet School And A New Year
2011-01-03 02:06
I was going to be very efficient this Christmas holiday and finish my library books. I ended up indulging in a massive Chalet School reread instead. Bliss! I’m a latecomer to the Chal… Read More
Try Anything Twice
2010-12-16 19:25
The other day I found myself missing a few books I’d boxed up, so I drove over to my storage unit and dug happily amongst my books until I found them. Two of the books I brought home a… Read More
Jill’s Gymkhana
2010-12-12 18:46
Despite being a book-obsessed child, I was never very interested in animal stories.  My mother was horse-mad as a child, and although she passed down her horsey books, I just couldn&rsq&hell…Read More
More Deep Valley
2010-12-05 22:12
I know I’ve waxed on before about how much I love the Betsy-Tacy books, and how excited I was that Harper Perennial has reissuing the series, but I’m even more excited that they… Read More
Sand In My Shoes
2010-12-02 03:33
I’ve always been fascinated by history. As a child, it was one of my favorite subjects in school, and eventually became one of my majors at university. What intrigued me then, and stil… Read More
2010-09-22 05:13
Last Thursday my sister called to say that my baby nephew was ill and asked if I would watch him while she ran to the store for medicine and groceries. I held the cranky little guy while she… Read More
Penguins And Pipes
2010-09-14 02:31
I’ve been a fan of Penguin paperbacks since my grandfather first handed me his slightly battered copy of Three Men in a Boat, which still has the faintest whiff of his pipe tobacco li… Read More

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