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Not all Lucys are strumpets

I picked up a copy of ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ by John Gay and Johann Christoph Pepusch whilst in Aberdeen, at the Oxfam bookshop, as it’s the Easter holidays and in between revising for exams my teenage daughter has done very little other than Skype, Youtube and Minecraft. 424 more words

British And American

Six Acres And A Third - Fakir Mohan Senapati.

Pages : 232.

Plot Summary : This modern literature by Fakir Mohan Senapati, set in 19th century paints us a real and ugly side of greed, wealth brings to normal lives. 295 more words

Book Review

In pursuit of the perfect writer's garret

All writers have a garret; a curious space with the potential to be conducive to writing. Though the trope of the tortured artist may be said to remain, the romanticism of the dreary space has undergone considerable change. 446 more words

External Monitor

Patrick meets George

The British have happily marooned themselves on a literary island where they chase any foreign works away from their shores. Not the exact words of one of my professors but pretty darn close. 970 more words

Four Exciting Releases From Penguin Classics

While I’m a little late to the party on this one, Penguin Classics have announced four titles to be published in 2015 and they are must haves for any fan of horror or the weird. 1,054 more words


The Invisible Man – H. G. Wells

Before I read it, I had some really odd preconceived ideas about H. G. Well’s The Invisible Man. First up I thought that it was a tome of some several hundred pages, wrong, it is a novella. 1,018 more words


Judging A Book By Its Cover: Alice in Wonderland (VIII)

This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well designed book is like a piece of art. 142 more words

Judging A Book