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The Historian: Masters Of The B-Side

By Spencer. In today’s day of single-song iTunes downloads, the B-side is something of an archaic institution. Strictly speaking, “B-side” once referred to the extra tracks that would be packaged onto a single, and distinguished such songs from the “A-sides” that comprised the single itself. 1,314 more words


Thoughts: What I Love in the Books I Love

I’ve found that in adulthood, the immersive, soul-tugging books we read as children – the very ones which made us love to read – are somehow harder to come by. 621 more words

Elizabeth Kostova

Travelling in My Bookcase - Why Start a Blog?

I decided to start a blog after a conversation with one of my closest friends in December. We were sat putting together our 100 books to read in a year challenge one evening in my kitchen whilst eating our Christmas chocolates. 490 more words


Kindle Free Promotion: The Recap

Last week, I offered a free promotion of the e-book version of my book, The Historian. I didn’t really know what to expect when I did this promotion, and I’m sure a lot of indie authors feel the same way. 302 more words


The Re-View: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (2005)

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, originally published in 2005 by Little, Brown.

A literary historical thriller set in the early- to mid-1970s with letters presenting scenes set in the 1930s and the 1950s. 891 more words

Book Review

A Letter from Eugene

Wednesday 26 February 2014, 1130 Romeo, Enlisted Personnel Mess Hall US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Cuba. With only three hours of sleep, the brain in Hammam’s head was doing an above average job at keeping his food tray steady and level, it was his arms and legs wired to the multitude of synapse1 going up to his brain that were getting its signals miss read: each and every one was taking its turn returning to its bed each had left; left only at the bequest of the stomach, who had spent its entire life getting hungry at meal time, every day, three times a day; It’s times like this that the brain depends on smell and tastes to keep the eyes alert for a table with an empty chair; there just a few steps away lies its target, an empty chair, at the end of a clean table occupied by fellow Marines. 509 more words

Short Stories

The Historian Journal 2

January 1, 2015
Book: The Historian
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Pages: 137- 676
Chapters: 13-17 835 more words