Fiction

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo     

           
  A classic which I read a long time ago but which left a strong impression on me with its detailed description of medieval Paris. There are passages in the book which take you on a guided tour of the city!

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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way –--"

The opening of the book. Beautiful writing, to be savoured. 

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More books coming soon                           

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon

If you find science and mathematics absorbing, but find human interactions awkward, then you will identify with the main character and descriptions in this little book.

If you are not, then you will get a glimpse into the world of such "special people.

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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

 A beautifully written book, cleverly blending fact and fiction to create a multi-layered story that suggests a different meaning on each re-reading.
A book to be kept in your personal collection for decades of reflection.

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The Piano Tuner  by Daniel Mason

An absolutely captivating and surrealistic novel---the story, the language, the detail, and the expectations.

Havent read anything else like this.

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