"Shirley" by Charlotte Bronte - this is my all-time favorite novel. <3 I've read it so often that I can pick it up and open it to any page and read on, knowing what came before. <3
Serie Penguin English Library ART DIRECTOR Coralie Bickford-Smith ILLUSTRATORS Coralie Bickford-Smith, Viki Ottewill, Mick Brownfield, Yeti Lambregts, Despotica, Sara Wood, Neil Gower, Jim Tierney, David Mackintosh, Matt Dorfman, Tom Johnson, Anna Salmane, Benjamin Anslow, David Wardle, Jenny Grigg, Emma King, Alex Allden, Mark Ecob, Joji Koyama, Jim Stoddart, Richard Green, Matt Young, Antonio Colaco, Imogen Boase, Viki Ottewill PUBLISHER Penguin Books.
In her exquisitely written and daring debut work of fiction, Pond, British writer Claire-Louise Bennett delves deep into the consciousness of an acutely intelligent yet starkly isolated woman. The novel's nameless protagonist and narrator is an academic turned recluse in a coastal town in western Ireland. The spareness of her daily life allows us the delight of watching her sharp mind at work in finely etched prose.