Tag Archives: Tolstoy

Blind spots

We all reach reach a point in life where we just have to accept that certain books, acclaimed as classics by everyone else, just aren’t going to click with us. P.G. Wodehouse’s works fall into that category, as far as … Continue reading

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When Leo Tolstoy joined Facebook

Since my latest attempt (the fifth, I think) to read “War and Peace” has ground to an embarrassing halt, a victim of the cruel Russian winter, I’m cheering myself up with this marvellous sliver of literary day-dreaming by Paul Greenberg. … Continue reading

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Not War and Peace

I tried to concentrate but after about twenty minutes I realised that the new BBC adaptation probably isn’t going to work for me. It didn’t help that Pierre looked like Harry Potter, but the real problem was that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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