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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Why do you read books? Curiosity? Entertainment? To get out of your head and into someone else’s? Sometimes I read books because I think they’ll be good for me. That’s why I picked up One Hundred Years of Solitude.  Curiosity … Continue reading

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

In preparation for moving house some time this year, (the autumn looks hopeful), I have begun sorting through my books, making 3 separate piles: books to keep, books to give away and books I’m undecided about. I intend to re-read … Continue reading

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

  This novel begins promisingly. Two intriguing characters are introduced. The first is Renée, a 54-year old concierge who, in her own words  is “short, fat and ugly”.  Protagonists with this type of  profile are much neglected on the literary landscape. The … Continue reading

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