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A Cold Wind: A Story

After Vladimir Nabokov

The wind blew in from the window, waking the student from his sleep. Wisps of cold air licked playfully at his arms from the edge of the bed before being smothered by the muggy summer heat. 1.848 palabras más


Ermmmm - so I may have missed a couple...

The post-Christmas period before I go back to work is always a good time for a bit of a tidy, and shuffling the books into some kind of order has been fairly essential – though the current TBR is now so big and scary that I daren’t look at it… 212 palabras más

"As Long as We Both Should Live": Du Maurier's My Cousin Rachel (Review)

This year I read three novels by Daphne Du Maurier. They’re all terrific. The Scapegoat, which I wrote briefly about, is the best of the lot—a completely satisfying book likely to feature in my year-end list. 1.426 palabras más

A Brief Ranking of the Books I've Read So Far by Italo Calvino

I finished Italo Calvino’s Marcovaldo, or Seasons in the City, a delightfully charming book of twenty sketches/stories about the titular character and his family in 1950s and 1960s Italy. 226 palabras más