The Mountains of Instead

Championing fiction as an escape from pandemics, politics and bad TV.

...and, We're Back.

Clear, unscalable ahead
Rise the Mountains of Instead, 
From whose cold, cascading streams
None may drink except in dreams.

                                      W.H. Auden

The Mountains of Instead is back after a long five year hiatus, to share thoughts on all kinds of book - fiction to non-fiction; YA to A in the hope that we can help you find excellent reading material to see you through these interesting times.  Books, after all, offer us at least a modicum of access to Auden's Mountains of Instead.

Personally, inspired by Susan Hill's Howards End is on the Landing, Splendibird will be attempting to read some of the many, many unread books that she has in her possession both old, new and still to be published. She will also be attempting not to buy any more... for at least a small while.  

She also hopes to welcome additional contributors, old friends and new and can be found in all the usual social media places (although it may take her a while to get used to Twitter again) so if you would like to get in touch, please do.  Our first new review will be coming soon so please, keep your collective eyes on these particularly hills and keep reading because what better way to escape our mad world than to disappear into someone else's.


Kiltreiser said…
Hey, my Twitter is now deactivated. You still got my email address? If so, drop me a line.

Hey. I emailed a few weeks ago but will send again xx
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