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REVIEW: Thus Was Adonis Murdered – Sarah Caudwell

(Constable & Robinson 2002, originally published 1981) This, like Delusions of Gender, was the result of a review by another book blogger, this time a more recent one from Jenny. The review immediately made me search out Caudwell’s books (sadly … Continue reading

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The Sarantine Mosaic – Guy Gavriel Kay

(HarperCollins 2011) Sailing to Sarantium (1998) / Lord of Emperors (2000) I’m not sure why I haven’t read more books by Guy Gavriel Kay. Back when I was a student, a friend lent me all three books of the Fionavar … Continue reading

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To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

(Oxford World Classics 2008, first published 1927) I’d never read anything by Virginia Woolf before Nymeth’s review of To the Lighthouse inspired me to seek it out (I have a copy of Orlando which I’d tried reading some years ago, … Continue reading

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Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley

This is one of Huxley’s early novels, published after Crome Yellow, and which takes as its subject the fevered neurotics of the 1920s, which he surveys with a mordant eye. Theodore Gumbril, bored pedagogue, is sitting in chapel one day, … Continue reading

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‘Tigana’ – Guy Gavriel Kay

(minor spoiler at the end) In the peninsula of The Palm, there are a number of warring city-states – much like Italy in the mediaeval period – with a common language and religion. Sensing weakness, two enemies strike to conquer … Continue reading

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The Seventh Sinner – Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters is well-known for her Amelia Peabody series of archaeological mystery novels set in late 19th and early 20th century Egypt, but she has also written a number of stand-alone novels and other short mystery series. This is one … Continue reading

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