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June 16, 2021

Susan’s Bookshelves: The Light and the Dark by CP Snow

CP Snow and I go back a long way. I started reading him when I was in the sixth...
June 9, 2021

Susan’s Bookshelves: The Blue Lenses and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier

Having discovered Rebecca in my mid-teens I then went on to gobble up everything else Daphne du Maurier had...
May 19, 2021

Susan’s Bookshelves: Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman

We bibliophiles are a world wide club. I doubt, though, that I would have found Anne Fadiman’s delightful set...
May 12, 2021

Susan’s Bookshelves: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

It’s Dickens at his angriest –  at least in the first half of the novel. He is relentlessly (excessively?)...
June 2, 2021

Susan’s Bookshelves: Arthur Sullivan by Ian Bradley

When I first heard the name Arthur Sullivan he’d been dead barely half a century and the famous operettas...