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Book Review: Alan Paton’s Cry the Beloved Country’

Cry the Beloved Country uses the simple story of the Reverend Stephen Kumalo, and tragic events that unfold around him, to illustrate the pain and suffering of South Africa’s racially divided society. Set in 1946, two years before apartheid became … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jasper Fforde’s ‘The Eyre Affair’

Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair takes its reader to a parallel universe. Shadowy special operatives do battle against sinister supernatural forces, the all-powerful Goliath Corporation controls the levers of power, England and Russia have been waging a war in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry Fielding’s ‘Tom Jones’

Tom Jones was published over 250 years ago, in 1749, but remains as fresh, lively and provocative as if it had just been written. It’s a novel that mocks and satirises its own time. Rigid social hierarchies and high class … Continue reading

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