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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

I recently attended a day course in English Literature run in my village by Ann Scott. Ann is a most knowledgeable and erudite woman who is a lecturer at Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland. In addition to this, she runs English Literature classes in the village. Often, her classes study Shakespeare plays or poetry but this …

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A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf that was recommended to me by my friend Ruth.  It was first published on 24 October 1929 and was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newham College and Girton College which were two women only colleges at Cambridge University, England.  This extended essay employs …

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Room by Erica Donoghue

Room is a literary classic!  Truly this book takes you from the darkness into the light.  It creeps up, gradually and then grabs you and does not let you go until you have read and absorbed every last word. Room is a novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. She is an Irish born playwright and …

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At Risk by Patricia Cornwell

I really enjoyed this Patricia Cornwell book, At Risk.  Although it is a lot shorter than many of her books and her famous character, Dr Kay Scarpetta does not appear.  Nevertheless,  “At Risk”  is another of the author’s successes, although its brevity will disappoint some. The book is based on a story of the same name …

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