Penelope Lively’s Passing On

Edward’s horror of clearing out and throwing away doesn’t matter when he’s dealing with the woodland: why? Are these assets, or hindrances in their lives? Why has her removal from their home allowed this need…

Timeless or Topical? by Margaret Kirk

For me, that would be like trying to paint a room in pitch darkness.     Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintGoogleLike this:Like Loading… Always engaged. To have been unaffected by it, you would have had to have been…

Charlotte M. Yonge: Love and Life

Romantic stratagems and various forms of captivity ensue. The details are rather piled on in the rustic idyll of the beginning, with its cowslip wine, bread-and-butter breakfasts and white-washed interiors, but they later give way…

Flack’s Last Shift, by Alex Wade

The Night Lawyer’s scrawled ‘Legal OK’, without the edits that eviscerate their scoop, is what makes them happy. There is the odd typo (a couple of stray apostrophes in the middle of words for instance),…

Flack’s Last Case, by Alex Wade

The three get on famously, as in their different ways they revere words and care about truth and accuracy, their work underpinning the quality and reliability of the news that the paper prints. Harry Flack…

Coming up on Vulpes Libris …

Wednesday: Two different books, two different kinds of journeys. Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence.) Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintGoogleLike this:Like Loading… Coming up on Vulpes Libris … Ta-dah! ~~~:~~~ (Photo credit: ‘Motorway Madness’ by David Bolton on Flickr….

Footprints in time …

Frugality was therefore second nature to my mum, which was just as well because she married in 1939, moved to London shortly before the Blitz started, and struggled to raise two young children just as…