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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

I must admit, I’m writing this post with a box of tissues to hand because I simply cannot read ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ without crying.  Frankly, the story behind the poem is enough to make anyone weep, but then … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment: Prisons in Literature

Reading ‘The Kiss of the Spider Woman’ really got me thinking about new ways of classifying books.  While I personally group them alphabetically, my ideal library is in fact a multi-dimensional space (think Terry Pratchett’s Diskworld) in which books are … Continue reading

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