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This is a chilling ghost story that I was very keen to read, but ultimately ended up feeling frustrated and confused by. It is the story of a young governess sent to a large stately home to look after two orphaned children, Miles and Flora, and as her employer (the children’s uncle) determinedly states that [...]

Wild Iris by Louise Glück

Review supplied by Stephen Page In The Wild Iris, Louise Glück allows flowers and other plants to speak. A gardener tending the plants also speaks, most often in prayer. Another voice, the deity prayed to by the gardener, speaks omnisciently. Glück’s garden, like life, brings unexpected joys and disappointments—the first sprouts, an early bloom, reoccurring [...]

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe Firstly, I was amazed by how similar the detective’s methods were to Sherlock Holmes’ and, I have to admit, this made me quite disillusioned with the great Conan Doyle as I’d always thought of his detective as completely ground-breaking and unique – obviously not. Dupin, [...]


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