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When you want to love a book, and you just don’t… The Death of Francis Bacon by Max Porter

The Death of Francis Bacon by Max Porter My rating: 3 of 5 stars You know when you that feeling when you are really, and I mean, REALLY, looking forward to reading a book. And then you pick it up, and start reading it. A few pages in, you start to shuffle in your seat,Continue reading “When you want to love a book, and you just don’t… The Death of Francis Bacon by Max Porter”

2020: ‘I could not help considering what strange stuff all our little stories are made of’

When Dickens received a letter from his youthful flame, Maria Beadnell, some three or four and twenty years after his romantic pursuit of her was thwarted, he wrote, in his reply to her, about the ‘changeless Past’ and observed that he could not help considering what strange stuff all our little stories are made of.Continue reading “2020: ‘I could not help considering what strange stuff all our little stories are made of’”

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