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The Curious Nature of ‘A Cottage in Troy’

March 30th 2016

MIKE SMITH takes a look at the unusual structure of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch’s curious story: ‘The structure notably presents it as two quite disconnected stories; the only obvious connections between them are the author and his narrative proxy, and the fact that both are written as if seen from the perspective of the eponymous cottage…’

Serious Moonlight

October 2nd 2013

photo by Mikhail Noel by Karen Whiteson In a radio interview in 1947, Elizabeth Bowen was asked to discuss the book which had most influenced her early years; she chose H. Rider Haggard’s She. Bowen first read this Edwardian Gothic novel at the age of twelve, when she had ‘exhausted the myths of childhood…when I was […]

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