Lisa

First Words

“It was the summer of 1923, the summer I came down from Cambridge, when despite my aunt’s wishes that I return to Shropshire, I decided that my future lay in the capital and took up a small flat at Number 14b Bedford Gardens in Kensington.” When We Were Orphans Kazuo Ishiguro Read more

First Words

“Acid flowed at the table more often than wine and had long since ceased to cause Lily alarm; her attention remained on the soup even as Father asked, ‘Does the thought of me still pain your head, love?’” Sea Change S.M. Wheeler Read more

New on the Shelves

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen Arthur Machen was a Welsh author and mystic of the late 19th and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. Perhaps inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, in which the first line of every stanza ends “… the great god Pan.”, Machen’s story was one… Read more