A Day in Oxford

People had been telling me how beautiful Oxford was and now I will keep telling people how beautiful Oxford is. ⁣⁣We simply fell in love with the city. We had Italian food in a castle that used to be a prison. Then a long walk around the Christ Church and enjoying the meadow and the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Angel by Elizabeth Taylor

‘Her vanity had been stunned by the way in which her book had been received. No trumpets had come thrusting out from behind the clouds, proclaiming ‘genius’ and ‘masterpiece’. For a long time nothing at all happened, and then, slowly, the abuse and sarcasm had begun. The very passages which she had been most proud,... Continue Reading →

Book review: Katalin Street by Magda Szabó

‘But no one had told them that the most frightening thing of all about the loss of youth is not what is taken away but what is granted in exchange. Not wisdom. Not serenity. Not sound judgment or tranquility. Only the awareness of universal disintegration.’⁣⁣‘They had discovered too that the difference between the living and... Continue Reading →

My life outside books

I started blogging more than ten years ago. I started with blogspot.com, changed to multiply.com (RIP), then Tumblr, then WordPress. This isn't my first WordPress page, I had a couple that I don't use anymore. Some I closed and some I switched to private. I started 'Her Other Stories' because I wanted a more professional... Continue Reading →

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