My Life as a Bibliophile: Julian Barnes in The Guardian

You will enjoy this paean to books by Julian Barnes: discovering the vast worlds that reading can open up, and the joy of owning books. "I have lived in books, for books, by and with books; in recent years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to live from books. And it was through …

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The Woman in Black: Susan Hill

The best ghost stories were written by Victorian writers, who knew that the most effective way to scare people was to leave something to the imagination: unsettling figures are glimpsed, noises are heard but not accounted for. Susan Hill picks up this tradition, using some of the conventions of the Victorian ghost stories: the first-person …

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