E. Woolley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (166 of 192)
Location: Gascony


Top Reviewer Ranking: 20,863 - Total Helpful Votes: 166 of 192
The Group (VMC) by Mary McCarthy
The Group (VMC) by Mary McCarthy
4.0 out of 5 stars Girls in the thirties, 13 Sep 2013
Mary McCarthy brings out the different characters of her group of girls starting life after college in New England in a splendid way with lots of fun and humour. This is in the thirties and oh how times have changed!
Daniel Deronda (Wordsworth Classics) by George Eliot
3.0 out of 5 stars Heavy going, 13 Sep 2013
I am an admirer of George Eliot but I have not read Daniel Deronda before. The first half of the book comes up to expectations but then it gets bogged down in what amounts to social history of the Jewish problem, which is no doubt of great interest to scholars but less to the general reader.
The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell
The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell
4.0 out of 5 stars out of date but still, 13 Sep 2013
This book may be out of date from the tourists' point of view but still well worth reading for Durrell's splendid account of the history and mythology of the islands.

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