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Book Review: The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie By Muriel Spark

Plot: At the staid Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland, teacher extraordinaire Miss Jean Brodie is unmistakably, and outspokenly, in her prime. She is passionate in the application of her unorthodox teaching methods and strives to bring out the best in each one of her students. Determined to instill in them independence, passion,Continue reading “Book Review: The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie By Muriel Spark”

Book Review: The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Plot: A woman and her husband rent a summer house, but what should be a restful getaway turns into a suffocating psychological battle. This chilling account of postpartum depression and a husband’s controlling behaviour in the guise of treatment will leave you breathless. Review: This story is so well written! I cannot believe it wasContinue reading “Book Review: The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman”

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen

Plot: Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, isContinue reading “Book Review: Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen”

Book Review: Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitchell

Plot: Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell’s magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and a people forever changed. Above all, it is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett O’Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler. Review: ScarlettContinue reading “Book Review: Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitchell”

Book Review: The Blue Castle

Plot: The Blue Castle is widely hailed as a reader favorite. Valancy Stirling is 29, unmarried, and has never been in love. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she finds her only consolation in the “forbidden” books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle a place where all her dreamsContinue reading “Book Review: The Blue Castle”

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