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She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

Form of reading: Book bought as a late Christmas present to myself, because I’ve got great tastePublisher: Simon & SchusterSpoilers: SPOILER Dolly Parton is GREAT.Lines that stuck out: What Parton has accomplished for feminism has less to do with feminism than it has to do with Parton, and she has everything to do with rural… Continue reading She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

True Grit – Charles Portis

Review by Rory Spoilers: None, although it’s not a book that spoiling can hurt. Form of reading: Second-hand paperback picked up for a couple of quid in a charity shop on Nicolson St.Publisher: Bloomsbury, who have included a very nice foreword by Portis-head extraordinaire Donna Tartt. Tartt has also recorded a True Grit audiobook, and… Continue reading True Grit – Charles Portis

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Spoilers: About Tiny Tim’s wellbeing? Yes.  Form of reading: Ebook from the Library (on the Overdrive app) Favourite line: It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and… Continue reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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