Tag: Cecelia Holland

The King's Mistress–part of a lovely review

I discovered a lovely review of The King’s Mistress on Aimee Krenz’s blog Naked Pages (http://nakedpagereviews.blogspot.com) last week. Of course I love it because it’s so positive, but even better she spoke to the heart of some of the aspects I hold most dear,…

The King’s Mistress–part of a lovely review

I discovered a lovely review of The King’s Mistress on Aimee Krenz’s blog Naked Pages (http://nakedpagereviews.blogspot.com) last week. Of course I love it because it’s so positive, but even better she spoke to the heart of some of the aspects I hold most dear,…

Shop Talk: Anton Chekhov on the Aim of Literature

I promised in my last post to share another passage from Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose, this one quoted from a letter by Chekhov (my boldface): ÔÇťArtistic literature is called so because it depicts life as it really is. Its aim is…