Tag Archives: women’s lives

Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding

Published: 2012 by Bloomsbury My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “We’re all so many people, aren’t we, nowadays? So confusing it is, I don’t know how anyone keeps track. There are the people we used … Continue reading

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The Cupboard by Rose Tremain

First Published: 1989 by Hamish Hamilton (Vintage ed. 1999) My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “Of course it’s a haunted life, with Gérard’s bone pile staring out at its edge and the girl in the … 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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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

First Published: 1850 My copy: Free download on Kindle Memorable quote: “It had the effect of a spell, taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and enclosing her in a sphere by herself.” Thoughts: I’d never previously tackled … 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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A Great Task of Happiness: The Life of Kathleen Scott by Louisa Young

First Published: 1995 by Macmillan (Hydraulic Press ed. 2012) My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “‘It is lovely to be alive. I emit little shrieks from time to time, now there’ s no one to hear” Thoughts: There are … Continue reading

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Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

First Published: 1943 (Sort of Books edition 2010) My copy: borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “She did not have the courage to stop from doing what she wanted to do. She knew that it would not … Continue reading

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Polar Wives by Kari Herbert

First Published: 2012 by Greystone Books My copy: Bought in paperback Memorable quote: “That was a glorious courageous note… If he in his agony-wracked condition could face it with such sublime fortitude how dare I possibly whine. I will not. … Continue reading

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The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge

Published: 2010 by Abacus My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: They’re wicked women,’ he said, spitting the words out through puritanical lips, and Rita had believed him. but she knew better now: it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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