Life Among the Savages – Shirley Jackson

So far I've read four books by Shirley Jackson, this one included. The first three I loved. We Have Always Lived in a Castle was an unexpected discovery for me, as I've never before heard of Jackson. Let Me Tell You a lovely holiday discovery from Barcelona. The Haunting of the Hill House could be called a …

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The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms – Rebecca Solnit

I bought this book while I was in New York in April. I wanted to see the Strand bookshop, to see their 18 miles of books. Of course, it was virtually impossible to see all parts of it in one go, especially when your hands are full of books after the first 15 minutes. I …

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Reporting the Troubles: Journalists tell their stories of the Northern Ireland conflict – Deric Henderson, Ivan Little

As riveting as the journalist's stories of the Troubles are this book had to wait a few months for its turn. I bought it last October, during the memorable bookshop crawl, in Housmans. I can now proudly say I read all the books I bought at Housmans (still a lot more reading to go through …

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