A new read…

Just purchased a classic that I can’t wait to start. It is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Written in 1931, Huxley imagined a dystopian future that is both frightening and frighteningly real today.

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Incidentally, he taught French to George Orwell at Eton. Perhaps, Orwell took inspiration from his teacher for 1984.

I got a lovely hardback edition from Everyman’s Library. I am already certain that it will be one for the bookcase!

What I’m reading now

I’ve just begun my first Alice Munro book. It’s called Lives of Girls and Women. It is a novel but so far it reads like a collection of short stories. That’s not a criticism, it’s just a note on the narrative. Munro is famed for her short stories so hopefully I will enjoy the read…

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