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‘Up at the Villa’ by W. Somerset Maugham

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sometimes my reasons for choosing books are incredibly shallow; I bought the Vintage Somerset Maugham collection because of the rather attractive covers (not to mention they were incredibly good value from The Book People, of course), and I chose to read first because, at a mere 120 pages, it is by far the shortest one of the [...]

Review: ‘Lady Oracle’ by Margaret Atwood

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Title: Lady Oracle Author: Margaret Atwood Published: Virago Press, 1990, pp. 345 Genre: General fiction Blurb: From fat girl to thin, from red hair to mud brown, from London to Toronto, from Polish count to radical husband, from writer of romances to distinguished poet — Joan Foster is utterly confused by her life of multiple [...]