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memories of the ’70s – Watership Down by Richard Adams

In the early 1970s, a fantasy novel about the life of rabbits in England became a bestseller on the literary lists: Watership Down by Richard Adams. Inspired by his home in Hampshire, England and the writings of British naturalist Ronald … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Published in 1984, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera focused the turbulent year of 1968 and the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Kundera’s five┬ácharacters, sugeon and intellectual Tomas, his photographer wife Tereza, Tomas’ mistress Sabina, her … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Frederick Forsyth

In the early 1970s, the world of thriller writing added a voice – Frederick Forsyth. This Brit was a former freelance journalist, who turned his hand to write novels, inspired by the time he spent covering wars and news stories … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Tempestuous Eden by Heather Graham

As the changes in society happened, so did the chaste world of romance novels, with the debut of Dell Books new collection of books, Candlelight Ecstasy Supreme, and its first book Tempetuous Eden by Heather Graham. The rules of romance … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

For those romance readers of the 1970s, one writer took the lead and now thousands follow her path of description: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’ The Flame and Flower. In the late 1960s, romance was divided into two sections – contemporary stories, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz

Spending her years working in the Paris Fashion industry and then writing for major American magazines helped Krantz develop her unique writing style and create the novel Princess Daisy. Krantz moved to Paris in 1948, working in fashion public relations. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Wifey by Judy Blume

Best known for her children’s books, this author decided to tackle adult issues with the debut of her first book for adults: Wifey. Novelist Judy Blume had written several successful kids books in the 1970s, including Are you there God? … Continue reading

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