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REVIEW: The Marlows and the Traitor – Antonia Forest

(Girls Gone By Publishers 2003, originally published Faber & Faber, 1953) Antonia Forest published her first book, Autumn Term, in 1948, and her last, Run Away Home, in 1982, but she was not a prolific writer, and, during and after … Continue reading

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Billy Budd, Sailor – Herman Melville

(Pennsylvania State University Electronic Classics 2001, originally published in 1924) Melville began writing Billy Budd in 1886, but he never completed the novella in a finished form, and so it was prepared for publication after his death. It’s a simple … Continue reading

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