The Gods of Greece | Friedrich von Schiller #poem

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash Last week I read Sally Rooney's new novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You? (review to come). Her book title was inspired by the 2018 Liverpool Biennial statement, which came from a line in an 1819 composition by Franz Schubert (D677), which he based on stanza from the 1788 Friedrich Schiller poem, The Gods of Greece (Die … Continue reading The Gods of Greece | Friedrich von Schiller #poem

The Bicentennial Man | Isaac Asimov #1976Club

Once again, another Club read has snuck up on me! Although for 1976, part of the problem was the lack of contenders. Pre-blog I had read: All Things Wise and Wonderful | James HerriotChildren of Dune (Book 3) | Frank HerbertTintin and the Picaros (Tintin, #23) | Hergé, Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper (Translator), Michael Turner (Translator) All enjoyable reads … Continue reading The Bicentennial Man | Isaac Asimov #1976Club

Crowne of Sonnets Dedicated to Love | Mary Wroth #poem

Lady Wroth with archlute. Unknown artist.From the collection of Viscount De L'Isle. I recently read Mrs March by Virginia Feito. It was a terrific read, full of curiosities and strange behaviours. One of which came from the author herself - a second epigraph inserted towards the end to preface the final two chapters of the … Continue reading Crowne of Sonnets Dedicated to Love | Mary Wroth #poem

The Bombay Prince | Sujata Massey #INDcosycrime

"Well done." Perveen Mistry spoke aloud as she slid the signed contracts into envelopes. The Bombay Prince is the third book in Sujata Massey's Perveen Mistry Murder Mystery series. Although the Australian cover declares the series as a murder mystery, Allen & Unwin classify it on their website under historical fiction (you can also read … Continue reading The Bombay Prince | Sujata Massey #INDcosycrime

Two Stories | Leonard & Virginia Woolf #1917

Two Stories was the first publication produced by the Hogarth Press (named after the Woolf's house in Richmond). One hundred and fifty copies were produced. They consisted of 32 pages, bound together using three different papers that the Woolf's had to hand - a plain yellow paper, a red and white geometric limp linen and a blue … Continue reading Two Stories | Leonard & Virginia Woolf #1917