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Friday 2 August 2013
Arts Books

books you should have read by now: novellas

Erin Stewart
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While this edition of ‘books you should have read by now’ will focus on one book (as usual), it’s still fruitful to speak about the novella in general. A once dying art form, the novella has experienced a resurgence. So there’s no time like the present (or as the concept of ‘books you should have…
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Sunday 23 December 2012
Arts Books

Books you should have read by now: the prime of miss jean brodie

Raelke Grimmer
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I imagine being the “crème de la crème” sounds tantalisingly delicious to children of an impressionable age. For one, foreign words to young ears always sound exotic and important, for another, it is the sort of phrase likely to be picked up from an adult, and most children wish to be older than they are,…
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Tuesday 11 December 2012
Arts Books

Books you should have read by now: The Member of the Wedding

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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The Member of the Wedding (1946) is a tale of the search for belonging, played out against the individual struggle of adolescence, and the larger catastrophe of World War II. Frankie Adams is a lanky twelve year-old girl, desperate to find a group to belong to. She becomes fixated with the idea of joining her…
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