Books and other good things
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- Country: United Kingdom
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"The library, especially this room, reminds her of a ship, a tier of decks and ramparts. Lulled by the scratch of the moon-faced clock, you can look out at the clouds and it appears to be sailing, the windows those of a galleon, and beyond them a rigging of rooftops and masts. She has become friends with it now, feels a magnanimity towards its foibles and idiosyncracies, its smells, moods,...
16/04/2014 - 21:48
- Niall Williams' wonderful History of the Rain is to be BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime this week and next, beginning tonight at 10.45. - Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. - All your comments regarding Elizabeth Goudge demonstrate such affection for her books; that's a lovely thing to see, and the best advert. - Speaking of adverts, I'm now in the final 100 pages...
A little while ago I gave a potted version of my reaction to Niall Williams's new novel History of the Rain ; well, here in the UK the book will be published tomorrow (10th. April), so it's time for a full review. Before I get to that, many of you will already have visited Shiny New Books, the online literary journal set up by Victoria, Annabel, Simon and Harriet which was launched earlier this...