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EDNA O BRIEN ( born on 15th December 1930)

Edna is the queen of the Irish literary bad girls. And now at 83 her stock has never been higher as she has just become the second winner of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction. 430 more words

One 100 Years of Solitude, 1,000 months of life, 100 days of freedom

I read so much that sometimes I’m guilty of speed-reading, and thereby missing some quite important elements in a novel. This is especially true of Book Club choices, and I confess that sometimes I make a judgement that I don’t really want to read whatever the book is, so whizz through it. 571 more words


to-do list undone


My first disappointment today: the siding I was to paint for the Berkeley Springs house – the non-construction kind of thing I can do — had not been delivered. 469 more words