Autumn 2018: In My Reading Log

2018-10-17T12:30:01-05:00

These are some summer reads which left an impression; now my stack and library card are humming and wriggling, with all the CanLit prizelist reading – including my new Shadow Jury reading responsibilities towards the 2018 Giller Prize – but these books insist on a sliver of the spotlight.

Autumn 2018: In My Reading Log2018-10-17T12:30:01-05:00

Nicola Beauman’s The Other Elizabeth Taylor (2009)

2014-03-31T15:49:41-05:00

When actress Elizabeth Taylor was appearing in "National Velvet", novelist Elizabeth Taylor (nee Coles) was publishing her first novel, At Mrs Lippincote's. It seems like everybody knows about Elizabeth Taylor the actress; Nicola Beauman's biography considers The Other Elizabeth Taylor. The biographer opens her work by explaining that she is

Nicola Beauman’s The Other Elizabeth Taylor (2009)2014-03-31T15:49:41-05:00

Elizabeth Taylor’s A Game of Hide and Seek (1958)

2014-03-17T13:44:04-05:00

This is how it begins. "Sometimes in the long summer's evenings, which are so marked a part of our youth, Harriet and Vesey played hide-and-seek with the younger children, running across the tufted meadows, their shoes yellow with the pollen of buttercups." Both the novel, and the story of Harriet's

Elizabeth Taylor’s A Game of Hide and Seek (1958)2014-03-17T13:44:04-05:00

A Game of Hide and Seek: Chatter, Week Four

2014-03-17T13:43:57-05:00

It's our last week to discuss A Game of Hide and Seek, officially, but if you're late to the party, and are still reading -- even if quite some time has passed -- please, feel free to comment. But for those of us who have read the novel through already,

A Game of Hide and Seek: Chatter, Week Four2014-03-17T13:43:57-05:00

A Game of Hide and Seek: Chatter, Week Three

2014-03-17T13:45:13-05:00

In her biography, The Other Elizabeth Taylor, Nicola Beauman posits that two works influenced Elizabeth Taylor's novel A Game of Hide and Seek. These are Chekov's story, "The Lady with the Dog" (1899) and David Lean's film "Brief Encounter" (1945). If you haven't read/finished A Game of Hide and Seek,

A Game of Hide and Seek: Chatter, Week Three2014-03-17T13:45:13-05:00
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