According to a Diary piece in yesterday’s ‘Times’, Ian McEwan’s son was studying ‘Enduring Love’ for A Level. His father spent an hour explaining the book’s meaning to him. “Apparently, the teacher disagreed with my analysis on political grounds,” IM is quoted as saying. “The essay came back with a D.”
Have you come across The Captive Reader website? Try http://thecaptivereader.com/about/ . It contains book reviews by Claire who is “an avid reader from Vancouver, Canada who loves mid-20th Century middlebrow fiction, domestic Victorian novels, volumes of correspondence, gossipy diaries, and almost anything having to do with Jane Austen.”
I went to it because I was looking for reviews of ‘Letters from England’ by Karel Čapek, a classic piece of travel writing by a great Czech writer visiting Britain in 1924. Claire reviewed it affectionately at http://thecaptivereader.com/2013/12/01/letters-from-england-karel-capek/
There a several links to other interesting blogs. Well worth a visit.