Ellan Read

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Category Archives: Women Authors

Katherine Mansfield: The Complete Stories

First published: 1974 Found: Looking for more Virginia Woolf and found Mansfield instead Pages/read time: 830, two months on and off during exam time  Comments:   To and fro, in … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Monkey Grip

Monkey Grip may just change your long-held disbelief in Australian literature.

February 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

POETRY: Ariel (The Restored Edition)

Year of publication: 2004 (poems written 1961-62) Found: Second hand at the uni co-op Pages/Read time: 211, two weeks of lunch-break reading at work I have your head on my … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Feel of Steel

The intensely personal nature of Garner’s accounts is refreshing in a memoir where facts, chronological order and ‘life narratives’ so often get in the way.

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Even Silence Has An End

Year of publication: 2009 Found: My mother’s library Read time: Three days in bed with pneumonia Comments: When Colombian presidential candidate, Ingrid Betancourt, was kidnapped the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf

Like a large box of expensive chocolates, these stories are yours to consume when and how you wish.

December 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Room of One’s Own

If you are a feminist of any description – and even if you think you’re not – please try to get a hold of this book.

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Americanah

Year of publication: 2013 Found: Book-club reading list Pages/read time:  477, three days Comments: Book clubs are wondrous things. A well run club with dedicated readers, expert listeners and considerate … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Year of publication: 1987 Found: Bought as a gift to my mother who loves the film version Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) Pages/Read time: 403, three days Comments: I first encountered … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Everywhere I Look

Charlotte held my gaze in the way one book-lover holds the gaze of another and said: ‘I think you would really like this.’

September 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

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