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Book Review: Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities provides a window into the terror and madness of the French Revolution. It immerses the reader in the abject poverty, hopelessness and powerlessness of the French working classes. Men and women scrabble in the mud … Continue reading

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Book Review: R.D. Blackmoore’s Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone was written 140 years ago, and is set 340 years in the past. Its pace and style is very different to that of a modern novel. It is gentle and slow, and even a little ponderous in places. … 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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