Book Review: Bottled Goods by Sophie Van Llewyn|Family, freedom and some mythic beings|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): When Alina’s brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest to the secret services, causing both of their careers to come grinding to a halt. As the strain takes its toll on their marriage, Alina turns to her aunt for help – the wife of a communistContinue reading “Book Review: Bottled Goods by Sophie Van Llewyn|Family, freedom and some mythic beings|”

Book Review: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen|A wicked society and a lot of moral clashes|

We have all been more or less to blame … every one of us, excepting Fanny’ Taken from the poverty of her parents’ home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with only her cousin Edmund as an ally. When Fanny’s uncle is absentContinue reading “Book Review: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen|A wicked society and a lot of moral clashes|”