Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: St. Martin's Press (January 17, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1250113326 ISBN-13: 978-1250113320   It's New Year's Eve 1984. Once the most celebrated poet and highest paid female advertising writer in America, Lillian Boxfish is now 84 years old, her fame forgotten. Most of her friends now dead, she's left only with …

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Patrick Bronte’s Ireland: The roots of a family

The very thought my soul inspires, And kindles bright her latent fires; My Muse feels heart-warm fond desires, And spreads her wing, And aims to join th’ angelic choirs, And sweetly sing. May rosy Health with speed return, And all your wonted ardour burn, And sickness buried in his urn, Sleep many years! So, countless …

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Reading Dark Quartet: The Story of the Brontes by Lynne Reid Banks

It seems this novelization has lots more hard information than I'd given it credit for. At the very least, it's giving me lots of bits about the Brontës I'd forgotten about. For instance: Branwell's temper tantrums - I give Patrick much credit for dealing with his son's often explosive behavior. When things didn't go his …

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2015: a year in (interrupted and chaotic) reading

Bluestalking does not tell anywhere near the full tale of my 2015 reading, a secret shame for any book reviewer, not to mention generally voracious reader. My blog should reflect all I've read in any given year, not just the smattering I was able to pull it together enough to write about. It should be …

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