Author Archives: camillabruce

This Year’s Summer Reads

I’m not sure if my┬ásummer reads are what most people consider summer reads. I tend not to choose the easy breezy ones — although I often like them when I do. This year’s load of novels is no exception, though, … Continue reading

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The One Book to Rule Them All

Rereading this one — am looking forward to feeling slightly insane for a while.

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Cake in Leipzig

A few months ago, I was i Leipzig. This is what I found:  

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The Dead Next Door

From I was nine to nineteen, I lived on the wooden half of a former island studded with ancient burial mounds. It’s not hard to see why the place has always been inhabited: the soil is rich, there was game … Continue reading

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Some Very Good Reasons to Love Elisabeth of Bavaria

O┬áloved ones who live in distant times to come and who now speaks to my soul, will often be in your company: will be revived when you read a poem. Sometimes an odd bird flies into a royal cage. Elisabeth … Continue reading

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Cake in Vienna

This week, I was in Vienna. This is what I saw:

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Best reads in 2015

I read a lot last year. Much of it was mediocre, some of it bad, and a few books were shiny, glittering gems. These are the jewels: Wylding Hall by Elisabeth Hand This is my no. 1 read last year, … Continue reading

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