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Ice by Anna Kavan

First published: 1967 (Peter Owen paperback 2006) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “I felt a fearful sense of pressure and urgency, there was no time to lose, I was wasting time; it was a … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica by Sara Wheeler

Introducing: Brushing Off the Dust!  Old reviews revisited. Before I launched this current public blog I used to write and share book reviews with a small circle of friends elsewhere. I discovered some of my all-time favourite reads during this … 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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The Compass Rose by Ursula K. Le Guin

Published: 1982 by Harper and Row (Perennial reissue 2005) My copy: bought secondhand Memorable quote: “But what is life without grumbling, and the occasional opportunity to say, “I told you so”? How could one bear housework, or looking after babies, … Continue reading

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The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

Published: 2012 by Virago My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “I was not alone in feeling a strange sympathy for all that lay around me: the sky, the sea, and the boat full of people, all of whom now … Continue reading

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