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‘A Tale of Two Cities’ by Charles Dickens (read 11/5/14 – 19/5/14)


If someone were to ask me what my favourite book is, I admit that I would deem it an exceedingly difficult question to respond to. I am a strong believer in the idea that a good work of fiction will never fail to have some kind of impact upon its reader, and that a true emotional connection can be formed if only one will take the time to appreciate the words before them; for me personally, I always know that I have enjoyed a book if I can visualise in my mind’s eye exactly where I was and what I felt as I read it (for instance, I am currently recalling how my little gold-paged copy of the subject of this post was the only thing getting me through those terror-inducing train journeys into school to take my dreaded AS examinations). However, despite the fact that I could quite easily produce a highly extensive list of fantastic reading experiences, it is also true that there have been certain books which have really spoken to me, books which have stayed with me due to both their plots and their beautiful writing, books which have made me wish that I could discover them for the first time all over again. From my perspective, there is little doubt that A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is such a book.

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