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Spanish Mussels with Chorizo and Tomato-Wine Sauce


8 ounces chorizo sausage or turkey sausage, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

3 shallots, finely chopped

1/2 tsp. Spanish smoked paprika

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes… 131 more words


Day 569: The Castle of Wolfenbach

The Castle of Wolfenbach is one of several “horrid” novels referred to in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. All of these novels, as I reported awhile back, are packaged together in a book for Kindle, so I thought I’d try them out. 547 more words


Delta Wedding

We’ve talked about more contemporary novels of late than the classics so it’s with a joyful heart that I turn to the past this afternoon. A… 751 more words

Southern Fiction

My Go to Look: Stripes & Jeans

Style is such a personal aspect of a person. It is something I am realising more and more as I meet more people.

I guess everyone has a looks or style that will always draw their attention. 117 more words


Emma, Jane Austen

“I have observed…in the course of my life, that if things are going outwardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.”

Another Austen book through makes for one happy reader! 

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Book Review

The incredible elegance of the white shirt

Is there anything more classic and elegant than a crisp white dress shirt?  It’s nearing Summer’s end so forget the suit and tie.  A simple white shirt comes into it’s own with the best accessory being a devastating tan earned from those days at the beach club, on the links, or out on the water.   107 more words

Holmes but will the book be like the films or better ?

Now Amanda is organising a read along of this classic in October .Now this has set me think ,I think I’ve mention my love of crime tv shows and films ,well my all time favourite is of course Holmes and this story in particular .It’s been twenty plus years since I’ve read it but less than a month since I watched a film version of it that time it was the Ian Richardson and the Basil Rathbone in the same day ,and in the last year or two I’ve watched the hammer version ,Jeremy Brett version ,Matt frewer ,BBC version of the original and of course the Homage of the modern Sherlock series .Each is different in little ways ,not as much of course as the versions of Buchan’s 39 steps are ,but what has been missed from each and will I now be able to separate the films from the book  ?  111 more words