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Anita Brookner: Hotel du Lac

Edith, in her veal-colored room in the Hotel du Lac, sat with her hands in her lap, wondering what she was doing there. And then remembered, and trembled. And thought with shame of her small injustices, of her unworthy thoughts towards those excellent women who had befriended her, and to whom she had revealed nothing. […]

Kirjaluotsi Brookner Anita, Iso-Britannia, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 13/11/2020 4 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Quartet in Autumn

Letty and Marcia began a more leisurely tidying up. They did not speak of or break into gossip about the two men, who were accepted as part of the office furniture and not considered worthy of comment unless they did something surprisingly out of character. Outside, the pigeons on the roof were picking at each […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Picador, Pym Barbara, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 02/10/2020 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Iris Murdoch: Under the Net

At this point perhaps I should say a word about myself. My name is James Donaghue, but you needn’t bother about that, as I was in Dublin only once, on a whiskey blind, and saw daylight only twice, when they let me out of Store Street police station, and then Finn put me on the […]

Kirjaluotsi Irlanti, Iso-Britannia, Murdoch Iris, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Vintage 07/09/2020 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Elizabeth Taylor: At Mrs Lippincote's

Oliver Davenant did not merely read books. He snuffed them up, took breaths of them into his lungs, filled his eyes with the sight of the print and his head with the sound of words. Some emanation from the book itself poured into his bones, as if he were absorbing steady sunshine. The pages had […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Taylor Elizabeth, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus, Virago Press 04/09/2020 3 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Penelope Fitzgerald: Offshore

’Maurice, what shall I do?’’Well, have you been to see him yet?’’Not yet. But of course I ought to. As soon as I can find someone to stay with the girls, for a night or two if it’s necessary, I’m going to go. Thank you for making my mind up.’’No, don’t do that.’’Don’t do what?’’Don’t […]

Kirjaluotsi Fitzgerald Penelope, Fourth Estate, Iso-Britannia, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 11/08/2020 2 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: No Fond Return of Love

’I can’t think why you’re so inquisitive. It isn’t as if you’d even met Neville Forbes.’’No, but it’s like a kind of game,’ said Dulcie. It seemed – though she did not say this to Viola – so much safer and more comfortable to live in the lives of other people – to observe their […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 27/07/2020 2 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Some Tame Gazelle | Naistenviikkohaaste 2020

When we grow older we lack the fine courage of youth, and even an ordinary task like making a pullover for somebody we love or used to love seems too dangerous to be undertaken. Then Agatha might get to hear of it; that was something else to be considered. Her long, thin fingers might pick […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 24/07/2020 7 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: A Glass of Blessings | Naistenviikkohaaste 2020

’Perhaps you will see Piers’s lodgings,’ said Sybil, when I told her of the invitation, so much more respectable than my secret expedition would have been.’Lodgings’ sounder old-fashioned and sordid, and for a moment I felt as if it were wrong to be looking forward to the afternoon so much.’He asked me to have tea […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 22/07/2020 4 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Less Than Angels | Naistenviikkohaaste 2020

It’s Tom’s thesis,’ said Deirdre in a reverent tone. ‘He’s just given me a copy to read. Look,’ she unwrapped the paper, ‘four hundred and ninety seven pages. How does he do it?’ ‘Well,’ said Catherine, ‘writers of fiction would tell you that one just goes on and on until one reaches page four hundred […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 20/07/2020 4 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Jane and Prudence | Naistenviikkohaaste 2020

Jane realized from Nicholas’s laugh and the uncomfortable silence that followed that she ought not to have spoken. ’I wonder whether a cup of tea would help us to see things in better perspective,’ she said quickly. ’I will just go and see Mrs Glaze about it,’ she added, hurrying from the room.’A cup of […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, Tantor Audio, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 18/07/2020 2 kommenttia 7 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Claire Fuller: Bitter Orange

More images come then, one superimposed on the next. And I abandon chronology in favour of waves of memory, overlapping and merging. My final look through the judas hole: I am kneeling on the bare boards of my attic bathroom at Lyntons, one eye pressed to the lens that sticks up from the floor, a […]

Kirjaluotsi Fuller Claire, Iso-Britannia, Penguin Books, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 08/09/2019 0 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Elizabeth Montagu: Honourable Rebel

When one of the ships moved purposefully towards the quay, our spirits rose immediately; this manoeuvre was clearly the precursor of the promised evacuation and no one regretted having to leave. The crowd was getting impatient, and there were loud cheers and cries of ”Let’s go!” When the gangplank was dropped, there was a strange […]

Kirjaluotsi Elämäkerta, Iso-Britannia, Montagu Elizabeth, Montagu Ventures Limited 07/08/2019 2 kommenttia 11 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Barbara Pym: Excellent Women | Naistenviikkohaaste 2019

Perhaps there can be too much making of cups of tea, I thought, as I watched Miss Statham filling the heavy teapot. We had all had our supper, or were supposed to have had it, and were met together to discuss the arrangements for the Christmas bazaar. Did we really need a cup of tea? […]

Kirjaluotsi Iso-Britannia, Pym Barbara, The Folio Society, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 23/07/2019 6 kommenttia 5 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Muriel Spark: Loitering with Intent | Naistenviikkohaaste 2019

Now the story of Warrender Chase was in reality already formed, and by no means influenced by the affairs of the Autobiographical Association. But the interesting thing was, it seemed rather the reverse to me at the time. At the time; but thinking it over now, how could that have been? And yet, it was […]

Kirjaluotsi Bodley Head, Iso-Britannia, Spark Muriel, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 21/07/2019 0 kommenttia 3 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Muriel Spark: The Girls of Slender Means | Naistenviikkohaaste 2019

From the lower-floor dormitories the people in the street looked larger, and the paths of the park were visible. All the nice people were poor, and few were nicer, as nice people come, than these girls at Kensington who glanced out of the windows in the early mornings to see what the day looked like, […]

Kirjaluotsi Canongate Books, Iso-Britannia, Spark Muriel, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 20/07/2019 0 kommenttia 3 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Tuesday, 8 July 2008 The phrase ’rollercoaster of emotion’ gets a lot of airtime in obs and gynae but I’ve never seen the big dipper hurtle round its loop quite as fast as today. Called to the Early Pregnancy Unit by one of the SHOs to confirm a miscarriage at eight weeks – he’s new […]

Kirjaluotsi Elämäkerta, Iso-Britannia, Kay Adam, Pan Macmillan, Tietokirjallisuus 09/07/2019 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Kate Atkinson: Transcription

After twenty minutes of waiting as instructed – in an unforgiving wind – a Bedford bus pulled up in front of Juliet. It was a single-decker and on its side it announced ’Highland Tours’ and Juliet thought, crumbs – were they going to Scotland and shouldn’t someone have told her so she could have packed […]

Kirjaluotsi Atkinson Kate, Iso-Britannia, Transworld Publishers, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 24/01/2019 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Penelope Fitzgerald: The Bookshop

December 9 1959 Dear Mr Thornton, A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life, and as such it must surely be a necessary commodity. Yours sincerely, Florence Green Penelope Fitzgerald: The Bookshop Törmäsin Storytelissa kirjaan, jolla oli kirjanystävää houkutteleva nimi ja melko […]

Kirjaluotsi Fitzgerald Penelope, HarperCollins, Iso-Britannia, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 10/01/2019 0 kommenttia 3 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Michael Ondaatje: Warlight

We are foolish as teenagers. We say wrong things, do not know how to be modest, or less shy. We judge easily. But the only hope given us, although only in retrospect, is that we change. We learn, we evolve. What I am now was formed by whatever happened to me then, not by what […]

Kirjaluotsi Kanada, Ondaatje Michael, Random House, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 29/11/2018 0 kommenttia 4 min lukuaika Lue lisää
Jon McGregor: Reservoir 13

The missing girl’s name was Rebecca, or Becky, or Bex. She had been thirteen at the time of her disappearance. She’d been wearing a white hooded top with a navy-blue body-warmer, black jeans, and canvas shoes. She would be taller than five feet now, and her hair may have altered in both style and colour. […]

Kirjaluotsi HarperCollins, Iso-Britannia, McGregor Jon, Ulkomainen kaunokirjallisuus 15/02/2018 0 kommenttia 6 min lukuaika Lue lisää

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