Category Archives: War and Peace

A Book Written for Me: ‘The Eighth Life’ by Nino Haratischvili

The full title of this masterpiece is ‘The Eighth Life (For Brika). I struggle with this, because I believe in the book’s characters to such an extent I can’t imagine Brilka isn’t real and so totally deserves the narrative her … Continue reading

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Where the BBC got it right: ‘War and Peace’ on the small screen

It’s very hard to convey quite how important the BBC ‘Pride and Prejudice’ mini-series was to me as a teenager.  Every Sunday, my family would set the video recorder (for future viewings) and sit down for a protected hour of … Continue reading

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