The Letter from an unknown woman

She loved him even before the moment she first saw him. A child, infatuated with the mere idea of the handsome and well-educated young writer living next-door. Hours on end, she would look through the keyhole or stand beneath his windows, struggling to get a glimpse of the world that was his. Somehow, she thought, […]

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A very Sassenach wedding

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white… and the Outlander book fandom goes: Well, no…. not 84 years, but some of the most loyal fans of Diana Gabaldon’s masterpiece have been waiting for this moment for almost as much time as I walk this earth. The fandom has always been that strong – before […]

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Orphan train by C. Baker Kline

 Parental love, loss, helplessness and broken childhoods… The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline follows the story of Molly, a troubled teenager of American Indian descent, who, by the age of 17 has lived in a string of foster homes. One day, after Molly gets caught stealing Jane Eyre from the local library, her paths cross […]

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Adaptations of the fall

Literary adaptations. When it comes to films, most literature aficionados end up asking questions, many questions on whether the films would actually live up to the wonderful works that leave many of us with a book hangover. With September just around the corner, it’s time to have a look what fall movie releases have in store.  

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Anatomy of cruelty

They were running when they heard the shots, my mum said. Some sort of PE class outside of school. Chisinau city workers were shooting stray dogs with rifles, in the open, in daylight and in front of children. That was in the 1970s, sadly, over 40 years on when it comes to stray dogs on the streets […]

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