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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

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More Letters of Charles Darwin, Vol 2
Francis Darwin, Charles Darwin
Progress: 56/501 pages
Hainish Novels & Stories, Vol. 2
Ursula K. Le Guin
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Too Brave to Dream: Encounters with Modern Art
R.S. Thomas
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The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
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Tales from Watership Down
Richard Adams
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Canaletto: Bernardo Bellotto Paints Europe
Andreas Schmacher
Progress: 130/360 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
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Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
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A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
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Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 1000/1102 pages

Celebrating Britain: Canaletto, Hogarth and Patriotism, Steven Parissien (Ed.)

Celebrating Britain: Canaletto, Hogarth and Patriotism - Steven Parissien

Well now, I loves me some Caneletto - Hogarth I'm not so keen on. And the essays accompanying the art were fairly dull - a grind to get through - but I learned a thing or two, like the fact that Caneletto would alter the scene in front of him in any way he chose; his paintings aren't the equivalent of photographs.


The art is reproduced well, the double page reproductions of some of the best work in the exhibition being a particular delight.