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Emma by Jane Austen

At this point there isn’t a Jane Austen novel I haven’t already read, but such joys should never be experienced only in the singularity.  So it was with anticipation that I picked up Emma after many years of first experiencing … Continue reading

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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

“I think everyone has the right to be shown respect,” she said.  “Ah well, there you go.”  He shook his head.  “Young people are always demanding respect instead of trying to earn it.  In my day, respect was something to … Continue reading

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