Corner bookshop. Lewes, East Sussex.
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John le Carré on George Smiley -
His greatest literary creation was no stranger to accusations and differences of opinion during Britain’s Cold War intelligence battle.
Now, John le Carré has shed new light on the man who inspired the spymaster George Smiley, and defended himself against claims that he “hurt” his…
The Sundial is written with the kind of humor that would make a guillotine laugh. — Read Victor LaValle’s introduction to THE SUNDIAL by Shirley Jackson in Slate
Gawker unearths the original New York Times article on the plight of Solomon Northrup, born free in New York then kidnapped into slavery down South, and whose story is told in 12 Years A Slave.
So pleased to see almost 200 comments on the first meeting of NPR’s Grapes of Wrath bookclub. There was some really insightful conversation going on, ranging from the text itself, its historical context, and its current relevancy. Thanks to all those that tuned in, and for those that missed it, the next nprbooks discussion will be on March 24th at 3 pm, going over chapters 11-20.
Reading The Haunting of Hill House alongside my demonic apparition, El Jefe.
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My library / Mi biblioteca (ilustración de Carine Brancowitz)