Welcome to A Common Reader

This is the website of Tom Cunliffe of Sussex, England.  I am not the Tom Cunliffe who is a well-known sailor and writer of nautical books. You can see his website by clicking here.

Between 2008 and 2016 I published nearly 400 book reviews here.  I have now moved on to other things and will now be developing this site for other purposes. I will retain all the book reviews for archive purposes and you can see the book review site as it used to be with latest post’s first by clicking here.  

A Common Reader contained an emphasis on British literary fiction and European novels translated into English – with a particular interest in how the world-shaking events of the 20th century affected European ideas and its literature.  You can see lists of the books reviewed organised by either title or author.

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