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Claire’s Corner

So, I’ve been blogging rather sporadically of late; all I can offer as a reason is that I’ve been busy and London was in the sweaty grips of a heatwave (the operative word being “was”).  Pedicures and Pimm’s have been more appealing than posting, to be honest, but I do miss conversing about all things [...]

All the Miss Havishams

This weekend I will be at home in Glasgow for the wedding of a dear friend and I thought it appropriate to schedule a wedding-themed Angela Carter post.  Being Carter, of course, it’s not happily-ever-after; she had a penchant for depicting daughters wearing their mothers’ wedding dresses, as a Gothic symbol for loss-of-innocence.  I opted [...]

The Love is Here

Happy Valentine’s Day! Above is an insight into how I shall be spending my day.  My boyfriend bought me a box of delicious Valentine’s cupcakes and I shall be curled up beside him today eating those and reading about love (and feeling it). Mid-week I received a  wrapped package from the lovely Alice at Bloomsbury; [...]


My Christmas-themed reading mainly consisted of Hogfather by Terry Pratchett as I have less reading time over the festive period than I had imagined. However, it was the perfect holiday reading as I could pick it up here and there and be amused for forty so pages before eating and being merry and then return [...]

"A Christmas Memory"

I had been planning on finally reading “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote for a few months, ever since reading this post by Mee. I also knew that it was one of Nymeth’s favourite stories and this would finally be the year to read it. I settled during this festive period fully prepared to be [...]

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