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The Tale of Genji
Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler
She Rises
Kate Worsley
Brighton Rock - Graham Greene I had an old, old ropey book of Brighton Rock and I thought I better read it before it fell apart. Well, it was the 1970-something edition and it had a dead fly more or less imprinted into one of the yellowing pages. It must have been at least 30 years old... you certainly don't expect to find fossils in books now do you?

Anyway, I loved Greene's style of writing. I really must get on and read The Quiet American (same year of publication, minus fly.)

Unfortunately I had to throw the book out - as in the bin. It was falling to bits in my hand and with the dead fly I don't think anyone much would have wanted it.