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Ice Road by Gillian Slovo

First Published: 2004 by Little, Brown (Virago ed. 2005) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “But there is a limit to the things you can hide from yourself and my own limit recently has got smaller. I’ve learned … 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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We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen

Translated from Danish by Charlotte Barslund Published: 2011 by Vintage My copy: bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “Everyone in our town has a story but it’s not the one he tells himself. Its author has a thousand eyes, a thousand … Continue reading

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The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt

Published: 2010 by Vintage My copy: Bought on Kindle Memorable quote: “People in the present age, she opined, did not leave their childhoods behind them, as the earnest Victorians had done.” Thoughts: This is a huge book, both in terms … Continue reading

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