Posts Tagged: memory

On being captured

Books really can capture a moment in time. I had no recollection of when I first read I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith until I reread the first page. Cassandra is writing in her journal, sitting on the kitchen bench with

On being captured

Books really can capture a moment in time. I had no recollection of when I first read I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith until I reread the first page. Cassandra is writing in her journal, sitting on the kitchen bench with

On remembering books

‘Charlotte began to dream that she was fighting to stay Charlotte…’ When I first read Charlotte Sometimes, about eleven years ago, I loved that Charlotte went back in time to 1918, and became enraptured in all the details of live during

On remembering books

‘Charlotte began to dream that she was fighting to stay Charlotte…’ When I first read Charlotte Sometimes, about eleven years ago, I loved that Charlotte went back in time to 1918, and became enraptured in all the details of live during

On reading as a time capsule

Books can take us to another place; they can take us back in time to gas-lit London, or railway stations in Victorian England, or even to the centres of the Earth. However, books do not always move us through someone

On reading as a time capsule

Books can take us to another place; they can take us back in time to gas-lit London, or railway stations in Victorian England, or even to the centres of the Earth. However, books do not always move us through someone