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A tidy shelf

While I was talking to my beloved on the phone I tidied up my shelf of biographies.  I like to have all my books in categories and in alphabetical order.  I have a particular love of biography: something that’s been … Continue reading

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Extract from ‘Jane Eyre’

“My first aim will be to clean down (do you comprehend the full force of the expression?)–to clean down Moor House from chamber to cellar; my next to rub it up with bees-wax, oil, and an indefinite number of cloths, till it … Continue reading

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Extract from ‘Little Women’

“…I wanted you to see how the comfort of all depends on each doing her share faithfully. While Hannah and I did your work, you got on pretty well, though I don’t think you were very happy or amiable. So … Continue reading

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