The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

the remains of the day

The Remains of the Day is a beautifully written poignant account of one man's lifetime of duty. A novel about class and changing times in England. As Stevens travels through the English countryside he pontificates on the role of a great butler. Recounting memories of his father, also a butler, with his own experience in running a … Continue reading The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

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Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, … Continue reading Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy