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Piracy in Restoration England

After much wringing of hand and utter confusion and mental distress, I plodded forth to read Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier as part of my Reading England project, focusing on Cornwall. As many are already aware, I had no patience with Rebecca and completely lost my sanity with┬áJamaica Inn, why then would I venture… Continue reading Piracy in Restoration England

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Happy Birthday…..

Yup …today is the BIG day….it’s the Blogoversary for Mockingbirds, Looking Glasses and Prejudices! Four years ago, completely disgusted with pink and fluffy madness that envelops the world when we say 14th February, I had made a timid attempt at spewing my angst by talking about Saki’s idea of celebration an Enemies Day, quoting people… Continue reading Happy Birthday…..

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The Queen of Carlingford

I was talking to Jane from Beyond Eden Rock the other day about the right books at the right time and in some weird Karma twist, it happened to me over the weekend! I had tried to read Miss Marjoribanks by Margaret Oliphant more than a year ago, but I was not hooked in the… Continue reading The Queen of Carlingford

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Money and Marriage in Cumbria

I am devoted and I mean DEVOTED to Anthony Trollope. I think he was one the best authors of English Literature ever and one of the brightest stars of Victorian England, which anyway had a glittering constellation, when it came to Literature! Any chance of reading his work,I grab at and it’s a pity that… Continue reading Money and Marriage in Cumbria