Review: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl – The Taming of the Shrew retold by Anne Tyler Opening sentence: “Kate Battista was gardening out back when she heard the telephone ring in the kitchen.” I have to admit, I don’t read much Shakespeare in my adult life. I did, of course, at school, but for some reason only ever studied […]

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Review: Shakespeare – The World as a Stage

Shakespeare – The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson Opening sentence: ‘Before he came into a lot of money in 1839, Richard Plantagent Temple Nugent Chandos Grenville, second Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, led a largely uneventful life.’ On a recent weekend away in Bath with my fiancé, we visited the  Roman Bath Museum, where […]

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