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Dog and Butterfly: Letters Home by John Philip Riffice

First Published: 2013 by Bella Media Management My copy: Supplied to me free of charge by the author, in return for an honest review Memorable quote: “Taped to my closet door, though, was the very first note he ever left … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

First Published: 1936 (Pan Books ed. 2013) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “I’m tired of everlastingly being unnatural and never doing anything I want to do. I’m tired of acting like I don’t eat … Continue reading

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Antarctic Navigation by Elizabeth Arthur

First Published: 1995 (UK edition by Bloomsbury 2004) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “In a place without bacteria, nothing degrades as you would expect; there are no mice to eat the crumbs of the past, no worms to … Continue reading

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Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

First Published:  2001 The Women’s Press My copy: bought secondhand Memorable quote: “The expansiveness of the ocean spread before me, not as one who has never been to sea might imagine it, but as I knew it to be, stretching … Continue reading

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Firmin by Sam Savage

Published: 20o8 by Weidenfield & Nicolson My copy: Bought in hardback Memorable quote: “There is a passage in The Phantom of the Opera where the phantom, a great genius who lives hidden from sight because of his great ugliness, says … Continue reading

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Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure by Admiral Richard E. Byrd

First Published: 1937 by Island Press My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “A funereal gloom hangs in the twilight sky. This is the period between life and death. This is the way the world will look to the last … Continue reading

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