Month: February 2010

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Old Classics Are New Again

Old Classics Are New Again

February 20, 2010 Whitney books 2 Comments

Penguin Books with the help of designer Coralie Bickford-Smith are sprucing up literature’s great works, “ditching their stuffy dust jackets for smartly embossed canvas covers. Perfect for replacing well-thumbed favorites or creating a bookshelf piece de resistance”. I love me a good classic, and these covers are so beautiful they are something to stand back […]

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No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

February 14, 2010 Whitney Review 1 Comment

Impressions While Reading No Angel by Penny Vincenzi is a a page turner and what I felt to be an accurate account of that time of history.  Penny Vincenzi references the woman’s suffrage movement,  medicine, social affairs and the after effects of war.  There are very few cliff-hanger at the end of No Angel as most […]

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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

February 3, 2010 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions I actually read The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold several years ago.  At first, I was very hesitant because of the subject matter.  Do I really want to read about a 14-year-old getting raped and murdered?  I was only a few years older than Susie  at the time.  I ended  up loving it.  […]

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