Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

This book is really beautifully bound if you get the hard cover edition. It's soft blue, with embossed gold flowers on the cover, and a swathed Victorian lady pictured in the centre. Perhaps it's slightly beside the point, but I do love a the pleasure of reading a beautifully bound volume. Kate Summerscale once again …

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Tiny Letter: The Decline Of The Magazine

This post first appeared on TinyLetter.com, which is a service which I use to send more personal letter-like mailings to my readers. It's a look into the more personal side of my life, so you have to be signed up to read them. All you need is an email address to get on this mailing …

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Travels With My Father: An Autobiographical Novel By Karen Jennings

Don't judge a book by it's cover. Although, in most cases you normally can, it would be a real shame to go past this absolute gem because of it's dressing. The book is an exquisite examination of family, grief, dying and the father-daughter relationship, as well as an exploration of place and family anecdote in …

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