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MEMOIRS OF A DILETTANTE VOLUME TWO – COVER REVEAL!

My favorite dilettante has a new volume of “memoirs” coming soon.  Who cares if her stories are fact or fiction?  They are always decisively entertaining. Cover art by Hastywords COMING SPRING 2015 — official date TBA Memoirs of a Dilettante … Continue reading

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The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 1

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We’ve been running this blog now for two years. When we posted our first literary blog post, on 1 December 2012, we set out to publish a short post every day, or almost every day.…

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A Different Kind of Book Review: Occasional Soulmates by Kevin Brennan.

Dear Reader, here is another in my unplanned series of book reviews.  I hope you enjoy this commercial break.  Did you know that currently the ebook version of Occasional Soulmates by Kevin Brennan, the subject of this review, is available … Continue reading

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On Virginia Woolf and Mrs Dalloway

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Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway was published on this day, 14 May, in 1925. In honour of this, we thought we’d offer a few little facts about this novel, and about Woolf herself. The action of the…

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From Interesting Literature: Five Fascinating Facts about John Steinbeck

Click Five Fascinating Facts about John Steinbeck to read some fascinating facts about John Steinbeck.  Number 5 should be of special interest to my friend Jayde Ashe-Thomas of The Paperbook Collective.  She is a fan of author Thom Steinbeck, John … Continue reading

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Five Fascinating Facts about Henry James

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By Viola van de Sandt 1. He had no regrets. In a letter to fellow novelist Hugh Walpole, James wrote in 1913: ‘We must know, as much as possible, in our beautiful art . .…

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Five Fascinating Facts about Jean Rhys

Five Fascinating Facts about Jean Rhys is another interesting post from a regular contributor to Interesting Literature.  I remember reading Wide Sargasso Sea and being quite moved by it, appreciating Bertha’s side of the story.  As much as I also … Continue reading

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The Best Anecdotes Featuring Oscar Wilde

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It’s Oscar Wilde’s birthday today – he was born on 16 October 1854 – so in honour of this, we’ve compiled some of our favourite anecdotes featuring the great author and wit. Wilde is probably…

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Literature and Martinis

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The great American wit and man of letters, H. L. Mencken, memorably described the martini as ‘the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet’. If the sonnet was the pinnacle of European cultural achievement,…

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Edgar Allan Poe: Poet and Prophet

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There is a story that, while serving as a young cadet, Edgar Allan Poe was expelled for reporting to a military march wearing nothing but a pair of white gloves. It appears that this is…

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