My Reading – December 2022

Souvenirs of Kyiv by Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger The Herr Oberst came to me on a sunny afternoon just a week ago. Forever Home by Graham Norton The Back Quay of Ballytoor was where things used to be. The Double by Fyodor DostoevskyIt was a little before eight o’clock in the morning when Titular Councillor Yakov Petrovich … Continue reading My Reading – December 2022

My Reading – November 2022

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John BoyneLong ago before we had discovered that he had fathered two children by two different women, one in Drimoleague and one in Clonakilty, Father James Monroe stood on the altar of the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, in the parish of Goleen, West Cork, and denounced … Continue reading My Reading – November 2022

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Some thoughts on re-reading

I recently re-read Pride and Prejudice, a book I last read some time in the mid-1970s. In the intervening years, I have watched a couple of film adaptations but haven’t been struck giddy by the story. And I have no particular fascination for the Regency period. When I think of that period I don’t think … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – Some thoughts on re-reading

My Reading – September 2022

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.Still being read after 200 years, Pride and Prejudice doesn't need another review (there are over 92,000 of them on Goodreads alone); however, I have written a post … Continue reading My Reading – September 2022