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Lane Cake. To Kill a Mockingbird.

Maycomb welcomed Aunt Alexandra. Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane Cake so loaded with shinny it made me tight; Miss Stephanie Crawford had long visits with Aunt Alexandra, consisting mostly of Miss Stephanie shaking her head and saying, “Uh, uh, uh”. 866 more words


The Blush | Elizabeth Taylor

‘Mrs Allen was fascinated by the life going on in that house and the children seemed real to her, although she had never seen them.’ p. 1,313 more words

Pistachio and Rose Cake. Murder on the Orient Express.

M. Hercule Poirot was a little late in entering the luncheon-car on the following day. He had risen early, had breakfasted almost alone, and had spent the morning going over the notes of the case that was recalling him to London. 642 more words


Cherry Pie. Cold Comfort Farm.

Wreaths of cottage flowers, like chains of little gems, hung from the rafters. Their reds, oranges, blues and pinks glowed against the soft, sooty-black of the ceiling and walls.   932 more words


Madeleines. Swann's Way.

She sent out for one of those short, plump little cakes called ‘petites madeleines,’ which look as though they had been moulded in the fluted scallop of a pilgrim’s shell. 686 more words

20th Century Fiction

Lost Causes and New Beginnings

One of my biggest disappointments is starting a book and not finishing it. I pride myself on my discipline and that discipline often carries over into being able to tackle huge books and steadfastly treading through the groggiest and thickest of texts to emerge at the sunlight on the final page. 240 more words

20th Century Fiction