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    Autumn

    Autumn
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    Can't answer your question, kaisie, but I did...

    Can't answer your question, kaisie, but I did know of someone who used to boil an egg for breakfast then use the water to make a cup of tea. Yugh!
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    My favourite love poem has to be: Had I the...

    My favourite love poem has to be:

    Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
    Enwrought with golden and silver light,
    The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
    Of night and light and the half...
  4. You might like to consider 'Seesaw' by Deborah...

    You might like to consider 'Seesaw' by Deborah Moggach.The author is British and the main character is Hannah, who is seventeen years old. It was first published in 1995 and is an adult novel.
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    I never cared much for the War Poets as a group...

    I never cared much for the War Poets as a group but the poems of Rupert Brooke never fail to move me. Other favourites whose poems have the same effect are Milton, especially 'L'Allegro' and 'Il...
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    Was Sylvia Plath mad? She was certainly deepy...

    Was Sylvia Plath mad? She was certainly deepy disturbed and unhappy but I wonder if she would have been such a good poet if she had been emotionally stable and happy.
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    I have usually no reading plan in terms of...

    I have usually no reading plan in terms of specific authors, titles or genres but alongside the contemporary novels that I read I do try to work my way through the classics that I always meant to...
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    One of my favourite historical novels is 'King...

    One of my favourite historical novels is 'King Hereafter' by Dorothy Dunnett. It is extremely well researched and tells the story of the historical MacBeth as opposed to Shakespeare's character.
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  9. I remember reading Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre...

    I remember reading Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre at about the age of ten and it was this novel that introduced me to the world of 'grown up' classics. Some years later Tolstoy's Resurrection...
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    I am surprised not to see Dr Yuri Zhivago (Pasternak) on the list -am I too late to nominate him?
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    I agree entirely but while feminist and...

    I agree entirely but while feminist and post-structuralist criticism provide us with another perspective on literature regardless of whether it conveys the female experience or the male experience,...
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    I have never seen the point of categorizing...

    I have never seen the point of categorizing authors in this way. Really good writers are able to transcend categories such as gender, race, age, time, etc. That, surely, is one of the reasons why...
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    I have lots of favourite poems but one that never...

    I have lots of favourite poems but one that never fails to move me is by
    W. B.Yeats:


    He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven


    Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
    Enwrought with golden...
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    Sticky: Hello everyone, I have literally just joined...

    Hello everyone,

    I have literally just joined this forum after a 'Yahoo' search and liked the look of it. I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember and am prepared to give most...
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