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Harper Lee

Wow.What a shock to hear that this inspirational woman and writer passed away today. Even though she wasn't a public figure, the way many other authors are, I think it is undeniable that she had an incredible impact on the reading landscape as we know it today. I first read To Kill A Mockingbird as part of… Continue reading Harper Lee

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Book Review: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I love being an English Literature student for many reasons, but the main one is this: I get to read some truly fantastic literature that would not have crossed my path had I not been on this course. Americanah is the latest of these revelations. Since reading this novel, I have noticed how prominently Adichie's work… Continue reading Book Review: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Persephone Books, London

I'm currently looking for work experience in fiction publishing, so on Monday I spent the afternoon walking around London, so I could visit some independent publishers personally. Persephone Books, on Lamb's Conduit St, London showed up on a list of the best independent publishers in London on a Google search. They primarily re-print works written… Continue reading Persephone Books, London

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Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier has been my favourite author since I read Rebecca 4 years ago. I think reading that novel is the way most people first encounter du Maurier's writing, and it should be. Nothing can ever prepare you for the power and magic contained in that first sentence. Since then, I've read most of her novels,… Continue reading Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier