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It is the evening of 18 July 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Emile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter 'J'accuse' and losing. Forced to leave Paris, with nothing but the clothes he is standing in and a nightshirt wrapped in newspaper, Zola flees to England with no idea when he will return. This is the little-known story of his time in exile.

The disappearance of Zola : love, literature and the Dreyfus case

Stephen King.  Royal typewriter.  Boston Red Sox cap.  'Nuff said.

"Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when it feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.

O My America!: Six Women and Their Second Acts in a New World

O My America!: Six Women and Their Second Acts in a New World

Artemis - Andy Weir

Artemis Andy Weir Genre: Sci-fi Rating: Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an ecce…

Cadeau tips voor: je beste vriendin

Cadeau tips voor: je beste vriendin

Grow Out, Book, Roads, Road Routes, Books

Beatrix Potter: The Extraordinary Life of an Edwardian Genius - Linda Lear. Absolutely loved this, such a wonderful woman. Took ages to read though, reading biographies is a lot different from reading fiction.

A momentous memoir of childhood and adolescence from one of our finest and most beloved writers, as we've never seen her before.

A momentous memoir of childhood and adolescence from one of our finest and most beloved writers, as we've never seen her before.

The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography: Amazon.co.uk: Edmund Gordon: 9780701187552: Books

Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and Observer Angela Carter is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and beguiling writers of the last c.

Written in Persian in the 11th century, Omar Khayyam's quatrains, known as rubai, were written individually for an audience at court, and explored the meanings of life, love, and friendship. They were almost completely unknown in the West until Edward FitzGerald  translated and organised 100 of them into a unified whole that he called 'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam', which he published anonymously in 1859. Ignored initially, it soon became one of the most-read works of literature of all time.

Nearer The Heart's Desire: Poets Of The Rubaiyat: A Dual Biography Of Omar Khayyam And Edward Fitzgerald book

"Sous le charme, Dave, vigile dans un luxueux magasin londonien, laisse, partir une jeune voleuse qu’il venait de surprendre. Sa journée terminée, il la découvre dehors, à l’attendre. C’est le début d’une relation complexe, entre deux êtres abîmés, chacun dissimulant un lourd passé."

"Sous le charme, Dave, vigile dans un luxueux magasin londonien, laisse, partir une jeune voleuse qu’il venait de surprendre. Sa journée terminée, il la découvre dehors, à l’attendre. C’est le début d’une relation complexe, entre deux êtres abîmés, chacun dissimulant un lourd passé."

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