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Interesting Old Book: Holy Deadlock By A.P. Herbert

Posted by: Gareth Eastwood   on:  12/03/2008   Category: literature

This novel has a historical significance transcending the insights into the past that we gain from it. The author first published it in 1934. In 1936, as a member of the British Parliament he introduced a divorce law reform bill which became the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1937. The book was written to highlight the absurdities of existing divorce laws in preparation for reform. It succeeded marvelously.




The Mad Doctor by F J Thwaites - A Brief Review

Posted by: Gareth Eastwood   on:  28/01/2008   Category: literature

I discovered an old hardback copy of F J Thwaites' 1935 novel 'The Mad Doctor'. It was eminently readable.





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