Six degrees from San Francisco

Time for another round of Six Degrees of Separation in which the idea is to form a chain of connections

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My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

I remember vividly the first time I read Middlemarch. It was my second year in university and the reading list

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Adam Bede: the spark of George Eliot’s creative genius

What distinguishes a truly great classic for me is that no-matter how many times I read it, I can still

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Classics club spin stops at George Eliot

The Classics Club spin landed on number five which means I will be reading Adam Bede by George Eliot. This

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Celebrate St George’s Day with English authors

A few years ago a colleague asked me to recommend a novel or a writer that would epitomise England. It

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