‘There She Blows’ – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick

Well, that was some read. I read quickly (it’s my only useful skill) and this has taken me weeks. It’s on a par with Richardson’s Clarissa in terms of the stamina required, but I’m glad I’ve read it - and unlike my experience with Richardson’s epic tome, I wasn’t being whipped along by the demands … Continue reading ‘There She Blows’ – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick

Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls #Review

Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls, shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards,  is one of her best to date, which is saying something when you think about the brilliant Regeneration. I didn’t study Latin or Class Civ at school – it wasn’t that sort of place – and I’m aware of the gaping hole … Continue reading Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls #Review