Tag Archive: classics

Sep 27

There’s Something About Jane

Jane Austen

I indulged in some book buying retail therapy this week. When I arrived home I realised that two of the four books I bought had links to Jane Austen in the title. After an emotionally draining week, I decided to give the romantic fiction A Weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly my attention first …

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Sep 27

Thank You, Random House

Vintage Book Prize - Look at all those wonderful books!

I was very excited to receive a box full of Vintage imprint books this week, a prize I won through an online Random House competition I entered recently. Here they are: For those who don’t want to squint to read the titles, this is a list of all the books included in the prize: Beloved …

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Aug 27

Book Review – 90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry by Henrik Lange

90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry by Henrik Lange

Title: 90 Classic Books for People in a Hurry Author: Henrik Lange Publisher: Nicotext, 2008 ISBN: 978-91-85869-29-9 Topic: Literature, Humour This is a fun gift book ideal for the book lover with a sense of humour. 90 classic literary works are each summarised in four illustrated cartoon panels or more accurately a title panel and …

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Jul 10

Sharing Classic Stories with Children

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I love sharing favourite novels from my childhood with my children. The more formal language offers a balance to the casual tone of many of their modern favourites and the stories are often full of adventure and fun. I was beguiled last year by a large hardcover edition of Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies illustrated …

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May 18

Review: Thomas and His Friends Collection by Rev. W. Awdry

While reading my son his bedtime story tonight, I was reminded of just how lovely the original Thomas the Tank Engine stories are. The range of modern Thomas the Tank Engine books includes educational titles teaching colours, numbers and words, activity books, My Thomas Story Library titles and various other books including Thomas and the …

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May 11

Classic Austen and Bronte

I do love a good classic, particularly Austen. I still have my high school copy of Pride and Prejudice with all the margin notes and underlining. I was delighted to discover some recent reprints of Austen and Bronte classics by Cameron House (an imprint of Bookwise International). They were previously published in the UK by …

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