This is the third in C.S. Lewis’s Science Fiction trilogy but unlike the first two books which were set on Mars and Venice respectively, this book is set on Earth shortly after the book was written in 1945, in Edgestow – a Midland University town (possibly modelled on Durham). The protagonists are Jane and Mark, … Continue reading
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Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple (1953)
Review by George S. Warning: I couldn’t write this one without including plot spoilers. Last month was Whipple month at the Reading Group. I had not read any of her novels before, but enjoyed this one greatly.
Now Voyager (1941), by Olive Higgins Prouty
“Oh Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon! We have the stars!” (Hodder and Stoughton edition, 1943, p.222). If you love classic movies, these words will resonate. Bette Davis says them to Paul Henreid at the end of Now Voyager (1942), as he puts two cigarettes in his mouth, lights both and hands one to … Continue reading
Review of Descent into Hell (1937) by Charles Williams
Review by Mary G Thecla W pointed me to the comment on the dust jacket as she lent me her copy of Descent into Hell: ‘These novels have been constantly asked for by a small but enthusiastic public’. I have only met three members of this small but enthusiastic public but all value him very … Continue reading