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review 2019-01-23 15:24
Historical detective story set in 1933 - good read
Elegy for Eddie - Jacqueline Winspear

 

 

Maisie Dobbs investigates the death of an old acquaintance of hers, Eddie, leading to find out about two other deaths. Her enquiries involve her with a variety of characters from the whole social spectrum as she unravels the mystery. It flows nicely and is written intelligently, making it rise above "cosy" crime. An enjoyable read, recommended.

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review 2017-12-27 00:15
Review of Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear
Elegy for Eddie - Jacqueline Winspear

Another winner in the Maisie Dobbs series. This installment spends more time having Maisie examine her motives and path in life, and the mystery starts the series heading toward the threat of World War II in Europe. I always enjoy these stories and am looking forward to the next one.

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review 2016-10-27 11:46
Hillbilly Elegy ★★★★☆
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis - J.E. Vance

This is an interesting personal memoir, but not the fascinating insight into the Trump movement that NPR led me to expect. It’s a well-written, sometimes moving, always affectionate, look at the family and community of a man who was raised in a poor, working-class area, but who managed to graduate from law school at Yale. It seems honest, and he doesn’t shy away from the ugliness, but neither does he wallow in it. He has interesting things to say, but there’s no point in detailing it, as it’s already been well covered. The New Yorker and the National Review both did a good job from their respective ideologies.

 

I was most interested in his discussion of the barriers to success, both societal and self-imposed, faced by the poor white working-class. Not just barriers to becoming a rich Yale graduate, but even just the challenges to achieving middle class status with a decent, steady job.  

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review 2016-06-01 00:00
Batwoman Elegy. Greg Rucka, Writer
Batwoman Elegy. Greg Rucka, Writer - Greg Rucka A Batwoman origin story.
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url 2016-02-09 23:17
10 Classic Sonnets Everyone Should Read

Shakespeare

 

The sonnet form has been used by many poets in many languages since it was invented in the Middle Ages. It really arrived in English literature during the reign of Henry VIII in the sixteenth century, when poets such as Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, introduced it at court. Since then poets have found new ways to use it to say what they want to say – it’s been a love poem, an elegy, a nature poem, an argument, a poem of remembrance, and much else. Here are ten of the finest sonnets in all of English literature, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Click on the title of each poem to read it.

 

Read more here.

Source: interestingliterature.com/2016/02/09/10-classic-sonnets-everyone-should-read
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