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The Children’s Book, by A. S. Byatt (2010)

          June 1895. In the lantern-strung garden of Todefright, the Wellwoods’ Kentish home, guests gather for authoress Olive Wellwood’s annual Midsummer’s Party. Among them are Major Prosper Cain, a curator of what will one day become the Victoria and … Continue reading

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro, by Ernest Hemingway (1936)

          It was two and a half years ago that I first heard of this short story by Ernest Hemingway – while sitting an important exam, as a matter of fact. Trying to render Hemingway’s unique style in French … Continue reading

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