Books for the Lockdown – Wise and Calming

Week three, how are you all doing? After last week’s dystopian and depressing list, I thought you may be in the mood for something more uplifting. So this week we’ll look at the wise and calming books. Those that transport you, help put things in perspective or focus your mind on other things. A Gentleman …

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Books for the Lockdown – Dystopian and Depressing

Another week of the lockdown passed. I’m sure all of us are getting a bit antsy by now. Hopefully, all of you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Last week we looked at happy and funny books. This week we’ll take another tack – going down the dystopian and apocalyptic route. If you …

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Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro – Quotes

As you might expect, I did not take Mr Farraday’s suggestion at all seriously that afternoon, regarding it as just another instance of an American gentleman’s unfamiliarity with what was and what was not commonly done in England. Over the following days, however, I came to learn not to be surprised by such remarks from …

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