Diary of a Bipolar Explorer by Lucy Newlyn

Reviewed by Jean Morris This book is both useful and beautiful. Lucy Newlyn, recently retired Oxford professor of English literature, author of a lovely book, among others, about Dorothy and William Wordsworth (reviewed here at SNB by Harriet) and poet with two collections to her name (Ginnel, Carcanet, 2005, and Earth’s Almanac, Enitharmon, 2015), has…

William and Dorothy Wordsworth: All in Each Other by Lucy Newlyn

Reviewed by Harriet She who dwells with me, with whom I’ve lived With such communion, that no place on earth Can ever seem a solitude to me. So wrote William Wordsworth in one of a great many tributes in his poetry to his beloved sister Dorothy. Separated in childhood after the death first of their…

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Non-Fiction

What with Brexit, the US elections, the refugee crisis, and more besides, it’s been quite a year. If you’re feeling a bit less than positive about the current and future state of the world, we’ve got a review of a book that’s guaranteed to give you a rapid injection of optimism: Johan Norberg’s Progress: Ten…

Non-fiction

What with Brexit, the US elections, the refugee crisis, and more besides, it’s been quite a year. If you’re feeling a bit less than positive about the current and future state of the world, we’ve got a review of a book that’s guaranteed to give you a rapid injection of optimism: Johan Norberg’s Progress: Ten…

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Shiny Index: Non-Fiction

Welcome to the Shiny Master Index – Non-Fiction The books in this index will have appeared in our Non-Fiction or Reprints sections, together with BookBuzz features & series.  Entries are categorised in broad categories outlined below, then by author A-Z. If you want to search for a particular title or reviewer, we suggest you use the…

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Reading Cornwall

Written by Jane Carter This is the Holiday Reading issue, so we asked a Cornish blogger to look at some of her favourite books set in Cornwall – and it also felt apt, given the recent publication of books set in Cornwall like Helen Dunmore’s The Lie and John Bude’s The Cornish Coast Mystery. Over…

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