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Review: The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath

My copy of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath had no blurb nor a summary of the plot; thus when I began I had little idea of what to expect. However, Of Mice and Men is one of my favourite books, and a great friend of mine, Laura, has always highly recommended East of Eden so […]

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Two down, ten to go…

I began February’s challenge with slight trepidation, not all together convinced I would succeed. As well as having selected five books from the BBC’s Big Read, I was also reading and writing a review on Nancy Bilyeau’s debut novel The Crown. With a full-time job and numerous social engagements during February (including both mine and my mother’s birthday) […]

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February’s Fabulous Five!

And so, as February begins, so does another challenge and I returned home this evening with a weighty load and a somewhat lighter purse to begin my second book quest of the year. After many recommendations and, of course, taking into account the length of each book and the time in which I have to read them, I […]

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The BBC Big Read

In April 2003 the BBC’s Big Read began the search for the nation’s best loved novel, and the public was asked to nominate their favourite book. Below are the results from numbers 1 to 100 in numerical order. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman […]

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