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Book Review: The Whalebone Theatre, by Joanna Quinn

I saved The Whalebone Theatre for my holiday read. This was to be my foray away from PhD reading that seems to consume most of my reading time. Honestly speaking, I don’t think I could have picked a better book…. Continue Reading →

Book Review: Slipstream by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Slipstream is the candid and revealing memoir of Elizabeth Jane Howard. Howard was born in 1923, into privileged society. There were servants, different houses and all that was afforded in a comfortable Edwardian-influenced upbringing. My sister said that I should… Continue Reading →

On reading ‘Slipstream’

I’m currently working on an article for a competition, and that has had me thinking a lot – more than usual – about the process of writing. It may be no coincidence, but I’ve also been reading Elizabeth Jane Howard’s… Continue Reading →

Book Review: All Change (Cazalet Chronicles) by Elizabeth Jane Howard

  All Change is the final instalment of the Cazalet Chronicles, and follows various family members during the period 1956-1958. There is a whole new generation added, and a scattering of other children. This leads to an additional level of… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Casting Off (The Cazalet Chronicles) by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Casting Off is the fourth in the series of the Cazalet Chronicles, and until 2013 when EJH added a fifth book, the final instalment for the Cazalets.  It brings back some of the ‘minor’ characters as well as the stories… Continue Reading →

Book review: Confusion (The Cazalet Chronicles) by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Confusion is the third in the series of the Cazalet Chronicles.  The book follows the Cazalets through the long dark days of the Second World War, with the focus on the lives of Louise, Polly and Clary.  The yearning of… Continue Reading →

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