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September 2016

Jane Eyre

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.

Summary: The spirited orphan Jane endures a loveless childhood and a brutal school – but her life changes when she is employed at the forbidding Thornfield Hall, where fires start for no reason and the corridors ring with demonic laughter.

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Rebecca

I am Mrs de Winter now.

Summary – Du Maurier’s unnamed heroine marries the troubled widower Maxim de Winter – but the memory of his former wife exerts a menacing influence over her new home. Continue reading “Rebecca”

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Some things are more precious because they don’t last long.

Summary – Dorian sells his soul so that his portrait can age in his place, but his quest for sensual experience leads to inner corruption.

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Pride and Prejudice

What are men to rocks and mountains?

Summary – The marriageable Bennet sisters navigate a maze of gossip, manners and impending poverty as they attempt to find (or evade) a suitable spouse.

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Emma

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more

Summary – The spirited, spoiled Emma Woodhouse attempts to match-make, but discovers that the heart can be unpredictable.

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Coming soon…

The Milk & Honey dog seems hungry – luckily our recommendations for snacks to accompany our favourite Jane Austen novels are coming soon! Leave us a comment or a message if there are any books you’d like us to feature… 

The Enchanted April

Beauty made you love, and love made you beautiful.

Summary – Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel follows four women who escape their drab and dreary lives for the promise of ‘wisteria and sunshine’ in a remote Italian castle.

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The Princess Bride

Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all.

Summary – Our narrator abridges a fairytale he loved in his childhood, bringing us a story of love and adventure (without the boring bits).

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