Sunday 7 September 2014

Stuck-in-a-Book's Weekend Miscellany

Hope you've all had a great weekend! There's still a bit of it left, so there is time for a book, a blog post, and a link... and, you never know, I might even manage to review some books this week. I'm back in the position of reading lots at once, including some chunksters (Sarah Waters, anyone?) so I'll have to dive into the backlog of unreviewed books. And I will reply to comments soon too, promise...

1.) The link - if you live near Oxford and want to abseil down a church on October 4th in support of Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre, then this link will tell you how. If you either don't live near Oxford or (like me) could never be brought to abseil for anything, the same link will give more info anyway, if you would like to support. Thanks to my friend Sophie for sharing the link.

2.) The blog post - I adored Dodie Smith's Look Back With Love, the first volume of her four-part autobiography, and bought a couple of the others immediately. I still hadn't read any more, but Barb at Leaves and Pages has written lovely and glowing reviews of them. All got 10/10. And now I'm knee-deep in Look Back With Mixed Feelings.

3.) The book - I have heard much of Una Silberrad at middlebrow conferences, but not read anything by her yet - so was delighted to receive a copy of The Good Comrade from Victorian Secrets, and will report back in due course. Find out more here...


  1. I'm very intrigued by the sound of Una Silberrad - though somehow I suspect my bank balance will not be happy that you provided that link........ :)

  2. I'd love to know what you think of her, Karen!


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