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The Miniaturist By Jessie Burton – Doll Houses, Uncanny Events. And A Late Review

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - Doll houses, Uncanny Events. And a Late Review

An 18 year old wife, new to Amsterdam, is given a mysterious wedding gift …

I Capture The Castle By Dodie Smith – Quirky, Young Adultish And A Classic

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – Quirky, Young Adultish and a Classic

From the creator of The 101 Dalmations and Cruella de Vil, is a story about a young girl in a castle …

Literary Dads Who Deserve A Father’s Day (and Some That Don’t)

Literary Dads who Deserve a Father's Day (and some that don't)

Here are some much loved literary father figures, both the conventional and the unconventional

Seven Reasons To Read AGOS By V. E. Schwab

Seven Reasons to Read AGOS by V. E. Schwab

Kell and Lila Bard have parted ways: Bard for the open seas, while Kell is now bound …

Book Review : High Rising By Angela Thirkell

Book Review : High Rising by Angela Thirkell

High Rising is the story of Laura Morland and the affairs of the neighbourhood around …

Book Review : When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalanithi

Book Review : When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

This memoir chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a Literature student to a medical …

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The Miniaturist By Jessie Burton – Doll Houses, Uncanny Events. And A Late Review

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - Doll houses, Uncanny Events. And a Late Review

An 18 year old wife, new to Amsterdam, is given a mysterious wedding gift …

I Capture The Castle By Dodie Smith – Quirky, Young Adultish And A Classic

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith – Quirky, Young Adultish and a Classic

From the creator of The 101 Dalmations and Cruella de Vil, is a story about a young girl in a castle …

Seven Reasons To Read AGOS By V. E. Schwab

Seven Reasons to Read AGOS by V. E. Schwab

Kell and Lila Bard have parted ways: Bard for the open seas, while Kell is now bound …

Book Review : High Rising By Angela Thirkell

Book Review : High Rising by Angela Thirkell

High Rising is the story of Laura Morland and the affairs of the neighbourhood around …

Book Review : When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalanithi

Book Review : When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

This memoir chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a Literature student to a medical …

Mr. Fox By Helen Oyeyemi :  Prerequisites And After Effects

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi : Prerequisites and After Effects

Meet Mr. Fox, celebrated writer who loves killing off the heroines in …

South Riding By Winifred Holtby – Old Yorkshire Life And Reforms

South Riding by Winifred Holtby - Old Yorkshire life and Reforms

South Riding is a sprawling portrait of provincial life in England between the wars. It is impossible…

Seven Reasons To Read ADSOM By V. E. Schwab

Seven Reasons to Read ADSOM by V. E. Schwab

Kell is one of the last Antari, a rare magician who can travel between parallel worlds. He is …

Short Stories

Book Review: The Grownup By Gillian Flynn

Book Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Even before we know her name, our narrator bombards us with her routine work schedule that …

Short Story: The Story Of A Painter By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Short Story: The Story of a Painter by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

A spooky read of a man’s dream of painting again the many pictures of…

Short Story: My Curls Have Blown All The Way To China By Amos Oz

Short Story: My Curls have Blown all the Way to China by Amos Oz

“My Curls Have Blown All the Way to China” starts off hilariously, with the narrator, Bracha, jotting down a list of winter clothes to buy, both for her and her husband. Her husband, Moshe, off handedly makes a remark that he is …

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