Winter’s Reading

If on a winters’ night a traveller had come and described this novel to me, I’d have gone cross-eyed and then run a mile. I knew Italo Calvino was a name uttered with reverence, but I came upon his ‘If on a Winters’ Night a Traveller’ (1980; English translation 1983) cold, so to speak. It … Continue reading Winter’s Reading

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Being Jane

So the latest fad is throwing out books. Imagine! Apparently, if picking up a particular book doesn’t spark joy in your breast, out it goes. The advice of the tidying guru (it’s a thing – the world has gone crazy!) Marie Kondo has been widely debated in the last couple of weeks. Surprise: I’m a … Continue reading Being Jane