Sunday Serial #7

Leefdale by Michael Murray

Here’s the next part of “Leefdale” by Michael Murray. I’m following a well established nineteenth century tradition and publishing some of the novel in weekly instalments. You can find the links to previous instalments on this page. So, if you like the Dickensian idea of reading your novels in weekly instalments, read on ….. CHAPTER…… Continue reading Sunday Serial #7

Publication Day in 1925 for The Great Gatsby

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First published by Scribner’s in April 1925, The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald received mixed reviews and sold poorly; in its first year, the book sold only 20,000 copies. Fitzgerald died in 1940, believing himself to be a failure and his work forgotten. However, the novel experienced a revival during World War II, and…… Continue reading Publication Day in 1925 for The Great Gatsby