The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

In the Summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside and into his past. Nobel Prize Winner, Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House.  The Remains of the Day is a beautifully … 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