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Book Review: The Tragedy of Mariam by Elizabeth Cary

Title: The Tragedy of Mariam Author: Elizabeth Cary Genre: Tragedy / Classics  Date: 2010 (1613) Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama Pages: 176 Started: 7th December 2017 Completed: 7th December 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry is a Jacobean closet drama by Elizabeth Tanfield Cary. First published in 1613, it was the first work by a woman… Continue reading Book Review: The Tragedy of Mariam by Elizabeth Cary

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Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamtatin

Title: We Author: Yevgeny Zamtatin Genre: Science Fiction / Classics / Dystopia Date: 1993 (1924) Publisher: Penguin Pages: 225 Started: 25th October 2017 Completed: 28th October 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: We tells the story of the minutely organised United State, where all citizens are not individuals but only he-Numbers and she-Numbers existing in identical glass apartments with every action regulated by the “Table of Hours.” It… Continue reading Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamtatin

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Mini Book Review: The Devil’s Charter by Barnabe Barnes

Title: The Devil’s Charter Author: Barnabe Barnes Genre: Classics / Tragedy Date: c.1607 Started: 25th September 2017 Completed: 25th September 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: The Devil’s Charter is an early Jacobean era stage play, a tragedy written by Barnabe Barnes. The play recounts the story of Pope Alexander VI. The Devil’s Charter is available as a free ebook here.… Continue reading Mini Book Review: The Devil’s Charter by Barnabe Barnes

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Book Review: A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

Title: A Sicilian Romance Author: Ann Radcliffe Genre: Classics / Gothic / Romance Date: 2008 (1790) Publisher: Oxford World’s Classics Pages: 209 Started: 25th August 2017 Completed: 19th September 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: In A Sicilian Romance (1790) Ann Radcliffe began to forge the unique mixture of the psychology of terror and poetic description that would make her the great exemplar of the Gothic… Continue reading Book Review: A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

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Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Title: A Wrinkle in Time Author: Madeleine L’Engle Genre: Classics / Science Fiction / Young Adult Date: 2014 (1962) Publisher: Puffin Classics Pages: 288 Started: 15th August 2017 Completed: 15th August 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: It was a dark and stormy night. Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend… Continue reading Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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Book Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Title: The Mysterious Affair at Styles Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Classics / Mystery Date: 2004 (1920) Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 304 Started: 18th June 2017 Completed: 22nd June 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: The famous case that launched the career of Hercule Poirot. When a wealthy heiress is murdered, Poirot steps out of retirement to find the killer. As the master detective makes his way through… Continue reading Book Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

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Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Title: The Handmaid’s Tale Author: Margaret Atwood Genre: Classics / Science Fiction / Dystopia Date: 2007 (1985) Publisher: Vintage Books Pages: 324 Started: 23rd June 2017 Completed: 24th June 2017 Rating: 5/5 Summary: The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness.… Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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Book Review: The Blazing World and Other Writings by Margaret Cavendish

Title: The Blazing World and Other Writings  Author: Margaret Cavendish Genre: Classics / Science Fiction  Date: 1994 (1666) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 272 Started: 2nd May 2017 Completed: 5th May 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century’s most striking figures: a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and… Continue reading Book Review: The Blazing World and Other Writings by Margaret Cavendish