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The History of Mr Polly by H.G. Wells

First Published: 1910 (Penguin Classics ed. 2005) My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “A weakly wilful being struggling to get obdurate things round impossible corners – in that symbol Mr. Polly could recognise himself and all the trouble of … Continue reading

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My Lady’s Money by Wilkie Collins

First Published: 1877 in the Illustrated London News My copy: Free download on Kindle Memorable quote: “Suspect, in this case, the very last person on whom suspicion could possibly fall.’ Thoughts: One of my ongoing goals is to read the … Continue reading

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The Best of Saki by Saki

Stories First Published:  1904 – 1923 (this anthology 1994) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “When I was younger, boys of your age used to be nice and innocent.” “Now we are only nice. One must specialise these … Continue reading

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Pym by Mat Johnson

Published: 2012 by Spiegel and Grau My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “That is how they stay so white: by refusing to accept blemish or history. Whiteness isn’t about being something, it is about being no thing, nothing, an … Continue reading

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One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde

First Published: 2012 by Hodder My copy: lent to me by a friend Memorable quote: “It’s highly disorderly,” he explained, “not like here. There is no easily definable plot and you can run yourself ragged wondering what the significance of … Continue reading

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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

First Published: 2002 by Corgi (Kindle ed. 2008) My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “As the amazing Maurice said, it was just a story about people and rats. And the difficult part was deciding who the people were, and … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Wondermark Manor: The Compleat Trilogy by David Malki!

First Published: 2012 by Bearstache Books My copy: Bought by my husband on Kindle Memorable quote: “…the clatter of our chariot’s wheels on filth-encrusted cobblestones like a thrumping rumba beat from a Casio key-board’s ‘demonstration mode.’ I had owned one … Continue reading

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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories about People Who Know How They Will Die edited by Ryan North

First Published: 2010 by Bearstache Books My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “I’m scared. I could live with OLD AGE; that gives you a reasonable chance of having a decent amount of time left. But… how are ya supposed … Continue reading

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