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Tag Archives: England
Review: H Is for Hawk
I wanted to do a belated review of a memoir I bought last summer and finished late last year, Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk (Grove, currently $4.96 on Kindle). Hard to write a short review of this gorgeous book. … Continue reading
Posted in Reviews Tagged England, grief, hawks, healing, Helen Macdonald, memoir, naturalist, nature, outsiders, power, T.H. White, wildness Leave a comment
Review: Mrs. Woolf and the Servants
When I read Virginia Woolf‘s Diaries (an experience I recommend to any writer) back in 2011 I remember thinking what horrible bosses she and Leonard were to their hapless, underpaid employees at the Hogarth Press, which they ran out of … Continue reading
Posted in Reviews, Writing Tagged Alison LIght, Bloomsbury Group, class, England, female servants, hyde park gate, intimacy, relationships between women, sexuality, Virginia Woolf, women, writers Leave a comment
Rowling’s ‘Casual Vacancy’ Strikes a Nerve
‘The Casual Vacancy’ by J.K. Rowling, Little, Brown ($35 hardcover); Kindle ($14.99) Joanne Rowling is a woman with a ton of baggage. As her own writer bio on Amazon states, she’s the author of the “bestselling Harry Potter series of … Continue reading
Posted in Reviews, Writing Tagged class, England, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Kindle, literary, The Casual Vacancy, The New Yorker Leave a comment