Lezley Saar: Madwoman in the Attic Over at The Guardian, Jane Eyre is April’s Reading group book, so I decided to join in and read it again. Readers, I admit: I didn’t always love Jane Eyre, the novel. I preferred the other…

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I signed up, finally! This year I hesitated simply because I need to concentrate more on my manuscript. But it’s a silly proposition for me really; I simply have to read something every day! Plus, I’ve already finished two books…

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Many versions of Emma When I heard of The Austen Project, I promptly rolled my eyes in annoyance and declared it a money grabbing outrage (remember, I’m a purist). In short, HarperCollins has asked six well-known contemporary authors to ‘reimagine’ Jane Austen’s works. So…

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Whenever my own writing overwhelms me, I go book shopping. I call this my ‘desperation-inspiration trip’. On one such occasion I came across The Anchoress. It was nearing the closing down time when I burst into the little bookstore. The…

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I have just signed up for this year’s challenge. Although I didn’t post any reviews last year, I read slightly over the required 6 books of the Miles – all in all 25 books. I’m staying at the Miles level…

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