Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy. Review

I find it really difficult to review classics, never quite feeling that I do them justice if I like them, and if I don't like them, fearing that it is just because I'm missing the 'point'. But hey, I'll have a go, just to clarify Tess of the D'Urbervilles falls firmly into the category of … Continue reading Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy. Review

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How to Read Classics 

The classics, we think of Dickens, Brontë, Austen, Wilkie Collins, Miguel De Cervantes and Alexander Dumas and most of the time we think of great big, dusty tomes with tiny writing across hundreds of pages in a language long forgotten and difficult to read or sometimes awkward notations to explain humour in a work translated … Continue reading How to Read Classics 

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier. Review 

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier is, like Rebecca a novel of thrilling mystery and distrust and unexpected twists and turns.  Philip Ashley has lived with his elder cousin Ambrose since he was small, they have always had each other, their collection of male servants and the love of the people who live around … Continue reading My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier. Review 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Review 

The first thing I have to say about this book is that is is hilarious! Like really the funniest book I've read in ages. For example; "Whats so bad about being drunk?" "Go ask a glass of water" is probably the best thing I've ever read. I laughed for much longer than was really necessary and … Continue reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Review