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Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Paperback TBR pile Harper Collins 2010 (first published 1925)  Synopsis- 'I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby's house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited.  People were not invited - they went there.' After the war, the mysterious Jay… Continue reading Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Book Review: A Room with a View by E.M Forster

 A Room with a View by E.M Forster Paperback TBR pile Signet Classics 2009 (originally published 1908)  Synopsis- A Room with a View is a 1908 novel by English writer E. M. Forster, about a young woman, Lucy, in the repressed culture of Edwardian England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a… Continue reading Book Review: A Room with a View by E.M Forster

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Book Review: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

 Les Miserables (Vol 1 and 2) by Victor Hugo Paperback TBR pile Wordworth Edition, 1994  Synopsis- One of the great classics of western literature, Les Misérables is a magisterial work which is rich in both character portrayal and meticulous historical description. Characters such as the absurdly criminalised Valjean, the street urchin Gavroche, the rascal Thenardier,… Continue reading Book Review: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Hardback (Penguin clothbound edition) Review copy provided by publisher/ DMCPR Media Penguin Classics, 2008 (first published 1847)  Synopsis- In a house haunted by memories, the past is everywhere … As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It… Continue reading Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte