Category Archives: Byatt, A. S.

A. S. Byatt, The Children’s Book

The Children’s Book has a tremendous solidity to it, a kind of fearless pedantry that I think a reader is bound to find either fascinating and reassuring or tedious, even burdensome–or both, I suppose, at different points in the novel. Mostly, I liked the novel a lot, though I can’t say I loved it because […]

Weekend Reading: Byatt and Brennan

There could hardly be two more different books than the ones I am reading this weekend. The first is A. S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book, which I have been puttering away at for a while. I chose it sort of perversely because, though I am very busy at work, I wanted my ‘light’ reading to […]

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