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The Story Of Mankind - by Hendrik Von Loon (1921)

Not long ago, I spotted a copy of the first Newbery Award children’s book in a library book sale. The book was old and battered, but only fifty cents, so I bought it. 176 more words

Biography And Non-fiction

Wounded twice (colorized version)

If you remember my “Wounded twice” post published about one week ago, you’ll have a déjà-vu feeling… Indeed it’s the very same picture, but colorized by the same person who already did another similar work on… 49 more words


The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The latest Sarah Waters was published in August 2014 and was immediately added to my list. I avoided reading any reviews at all so that I could approach it with a completely open mind. 636 more words

Book Review

Noir-de-Fumée, Détective Amateur (?, 1931)

Noir-de-Fumée, Détective Amateur (?, 1931)
Directed by ?
Starring ?

To address the question marks, rather than posting in my standard form, I’ve decided to first take you on a little journey: 1,690 more words


Another White Winter in Washington

Today, D.C. is digging out from its first snowfall of the year. We got about 4”- a bit more than expected- and it’s created havoc for schools, roads, and airports. 312 more words

1922 - R. C. Malone

6806 Fremont Street

There are four of these at this address, all of them pristine. A good way to start the new year.



                                                                                                                                                           Picture  Copyright -Björn Rudberg


“How come we never saw these steps before?” asked Emmaline.

“Because, Emmaline, they were hidden,” replied her friend, Robert. “And only now we can see because they cleared the area for the pool. 111 more words