Category Archives: Literature

Book trading, dahlias, quince and 1Q84. Photo of the Week #139

I’ve had two paper bags of books sitting on my bedroom floor for months waiting to be gotten rid of. And how do you do that in a decent way? It feels wrong to throw books away somehow, and yet, … Continue reading

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Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes is forever connected with long summer holidays in the family cottage by the sea where I read the stories of the master detective in my teens. And I still love Sherlock though its been years since I picked … Continue reading

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Great Books. The Top Ten – instalment 6. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

One of the books that really mattered during my studies was Edmund Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. I hardly wrote an essay without referring to it ever since I encountered … Continue reading

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Great Books. The Top Ten – instalment 5. Désirée

I first read Anne Marie Selinko’s Désirée when I was 13, which was probably the best moment in my life to read that book. A history lesson in the shape of a romance – what’s not to love when you’re … Continue reading

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Great Books. The Top Ten, instalment 4. The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo was read aloud to me and my siblings under a crescent moon in the island of Giglio just off the Italian west coast with a view of Monte Cristo it self in the distance. … Continue reading

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Great Books. The Top Ten, instalment 3. Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre from 1847 is my favourite novel. Full stop. I love the set-up and characters, and I love the intricate love story I may have been a little thick but when I first read the novel I … Continue reading

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Great Books. The Top Ten, instalment 2. Vasari.

Are you ready for the second instalment of Annina Teatime’s all-time favourite books a.k.a. Books that Changed my Life?! I’m sure you are so here goes: Giorgio Vasari, Le Vite de’ piú ecellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani da Cimabue … Continue reading

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