Julia Webb-Harvey

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July 2015

Book Review: All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See is an epic story about two children growing up as the Second World War breaks. Marie Laure is in France, and Werner Pfennig is in Germany. The story flits between the two main characters,… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Stoner by John Williams

Stoner is one of my friend Jane Moss’s favourite books – but I know of others haven’t enjoyed it. What would I make of if? Well, I devoured it in great chunks, like a binge eater with her head in… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Dirt Music by Tim Winton

I adore Tim Winton’s short stories and I think he is an incredibly gifted writer. I love his writing – it is so clean and yet so rich. In Dirt Music, I wasn’t disappointed in his writing. However, it took… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Reading Like a Writer, by Francine Prose

Perhaps it’s because of where I am in my ‘writing career’ but I thought Prose’s book was a complete ‘gift’… for the most part. For the past eighteen months I’ve been dissecting the books that I’ve read, rather than just… Continue Reading →

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