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White by Marie Darrieussecq

Translated from the original French by Ian Monk Published: 2003 (English translation by Faber and Faber, 2005) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “The absent horizon, lifted away from the ground. The ground and sky now uncertain. But … Continue reading

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Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

Firstly, I must apologise for my unannounced hiatus from book blogging in recent weeks: I’ve been extremely busy with some major projects for my work and I’ve also been away staying my with in-laws (who live in a rather wonderful, … Continue reading

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Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

Every most Friday(s), in Brushing off the Dust, I revisit one of the many older book reviews written before I founded this blog. Here, I try to prioritise those titles that have really stayed with with me, or which have … Continue reading

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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

First published: 1983 (Vintage paperback ed. 1998) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “I had fallen under some sort of spell of the kind that certain places exude and it drew me, my imaginings, my … Continue reading

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Strangers by Taichi Yamada

Translated from Japanese by Wayne P. Lammers First Published: (in Japanese) 1987. English translation UK edition, Faber & Faber 2005. My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “This feeling of too much quiet first came over … Continue reading

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The Emperor of Dreams: The Lost Worlds of Clark Ashton Smith

Published: Stories first published between 1926 – 1989 (this collection 2002 by Gollancz) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “The place has the air of a thirsty vampire, waiting to drink me in somehow if it can. It is … Continue reading

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The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore

First Published: 2012 by Hammer My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “It seemed as if she could put out her hand and touch thousands of lives which had never ended but had broken off into … Continue reading

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A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould

First Published: 1904  by Methuen My copy: free download on Kindle Memorable quote: “Believe me, science has done good to mankind, but it has done mischief too. If we wish to be poetical or romantic, we must shut our eyes … Continue reading

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Dead Men by Richard Pierce

First Published: 2012 by Gerald Duckworth My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Mourning for Bowers is mourning for her father. Maybe carrying his name has burdened her with another kind of grief and guilt too, the kind we feel … Continue reading

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The Italian by Ann Radcliffe

First Published: 1797  (Kindle ed. 2010) My copy: Downloaded on Kindle Memorable quote: “This place, perhaps, infests my mind with congenial gloom, for I find that, at this moment, there is scarcely a superstition too dark for my credulity.” Thoughts:Published … Continue reading

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