Category Archives: Donna Tartt

A book list for the start of the university year

This year I have moved away from classroom teaching to a job in a university, so the first part of September has been unusually restful.  I’m aware that the term start for uni students is coming up though so, in honour … Continue reading

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‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt (2014)

Like everyone else in the English speaking world, I decided to pack ‘The Goldfinch’ into an already-full suitcase as compulsory holiday reading. Yes it is heavy, and took up most of my ‘take presents home’ space, but there are some things … Continue reading

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‘The Little Friend’ by Donna Tartt (2002)

Donna Tartt is known for writing extremely long books over extremely long periods of time. Every decade since 1992 she’s produced a single volume, nearly as wide as it is high, to huge critical anticipation and acclaim. All I’ll say … Continue reading

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