Category Archives: Culture

The Inspeparables Simone de Beauvoir

The Inseparables

With unsurprising spoiler Censored in its day, the coming-of-age novella by France’s most significant 20th century feminist, Simone de Beauvoir, now has an introduction by the 21st century’s foremost feminist,…

The Forgiven Lawrence Osborne

The Forgiven: not easily forgotten

The short subtitle to this novel could be, ‘Drunken British man kills Moroccan roadside thief’. That would not do justice to either the readability or the complexity of this thought-provoking…

To say nothing of the dog

Three Men in a Boat is funny and self-deprecating. I’ve owned the book for decades but I was inspired to listen this time after hearing it quoted during a funeral….

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