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Together my subscribers and I explore the world of great literature, delving into the lives of extraordinary writers, both past and present, visiting their homelands and houses, and reading their books.
In my free monthly email, Notes from A Book Addict, I’ll take you on a journey through great books and discuss what interests me in literature today. You’ll hear about important anniversaries, receive book recommendations, discover the magic of a poem every month, find out about films and TV programmes based on classic works, and much, much more.
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Anybody could sit down and read the books that I discuss. But have you thought about the story behind the book? Or how the author came to write the book? I’ll help you analyse the themes, consider the various characters and their motivations, and give you links for further explorations … And you’ll be entertained while you learn.
Please have a good look around my website, you’ll find lots to explore. You could start with these suggestions:
I was amazed when we visited his house as to how luxurious (if rather bad taste) it was in contrast to his humanistic writings.
He wrote some very touching poetry about very poor Brittany fisherman besides toilers of the sea.
Susannah – there is just so much I have to thank you for that it is impossible to find a starting point.
The talks I used to travel to Sydney for were a highlight and I was almost distraught when COVID joined our ranks. You saved the day. Now each month I have something to look forward to with your literary lectures.
Every time I go into your website I notice something more to be looking up and enjoying!