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COLUMELLA: or, The Distressed Anchoret, a colloquial tale, by Richard Graves

I recently read the novel Columella by Richard Graves (1715-1804), author of The Spiritual Quixote. Clarence Tracy, Graves’ biographer wrote: “It has been said that one of the finest achievements of the Church of England was the maintenance of one … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Quixote: or, the Summer’s Ramble of Mr Geoffry Wildgoose by Richard Graves

I have recently finished reading Richard Graves’ The Spiritual Quixote: or, the Summer’s Ramble of Mr Geoffry Wildgoose; it’s often described as ‘engaging’, and that’s the perfect adjective. As might be expected from the title, the plotline is based, as … Continue reading

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