Decision Time on Jane Gardam, Elizabeth Gaskell and Amitav Ghosh

Lindsay Davis, E M Delafield and Achmat Dangor are among the unread books on my shelves. Should I keep them or let go to a better home?

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North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell: A Harsh Lesson in Social Injustice

Like her contemporary Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell wanted to expose the human consequences of the Industrial Revolution. But while Dickens

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Mary Barton: A bold novel of social turmoil [review]

Mary Barton By Elizabeth Gaskell  In the early 1840s, the city of Manchester was the engine house of the Industrial

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Best selling novel or a classic? What I’ll read next

Time for another  WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. What are you currently reading? I’m

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From football terrace to coal disaster [#6Degrees]

From Nick Hornby’s football-based best seller to the coal fields of Wales – in six steps.

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