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REVIEW: The Humans by Matt Haig

The Back of the Book says

‘THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.
OR IS THERE?

After an ‘incident’ one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. 315 more words

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#223: The White Horse, Canongate, Edinburgh

From just peering in the window of The White Horse you would be forgiven for thinking it was small. The front room is bright and simple, with white walls, soft lighting, a few ornaments, pictures and mirrors. 327 more words

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#222: The Tolbooth Tavern, Canongate, Edinburgh

The Tolbooth Tavern looks pretty impressive from the outside, obviously a very old construction. It is “part of the original Canongate Tolbooth which was built in 1591,” where tolls were collected from travellers entering the town. 341 more words

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#221: The Canons' Gait, Canongate, Edinburgh

The Canons’ Gait seems to be an attept at a slightly classier than average traditional pub. There’s wooden panelling but it’s all painted white, sturdy leather dining room seats, spotlights everywhere, an odd semi-circular bar with a domed top and beery quotes and poems here and there on the walls. 272 more words

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#220: The Kilderkin, Canongate, Edinburgh

The Kilderkin is a traditional pub that’s way bigger inside than you might expect. There’s lots of dark wood everywhere you look, church pews and a few sofas, big booths and a vaulted ceiling. 220 more words

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Review - The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Hi,

It’s publication day and I’ve been waiting for over a month to share this review with you. The book I’m talking about is The Book of Unknown Americans… 586 more words

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Lithuanian Homesick Blues

Twenty years ago, I stepped through a portal into an alien world.

I had tried to find such a portal throughout my childhood.  Inspired by The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe, I had climbed inside my grandparents’ wardrobe, pushing through coats and dresses, probing for a hidden passageway.  2,395 more words