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quotation: Charlotte Bronte

Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) Discuss

Book Haul: Calgary Goodwill

Whenever I travel, I like to visit a second-hand book shop or two. The other weekend I had a chance to explore Calgary, so naturally I made a quick stop at a local Goodwill. 691 more words

I Martius am! Once first, and now the third

Now, with May just around the corner, I suddenly feel like it’s time to recall what I read almost two months ago, haha:

Erle Stanley Gardner: Perry Mason und der Tote im Rollstuhl… 81 more words

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Antonia Fraser, born 1932, is a British author of history books, novels, biographies and detective fiction. She is the widow of the Nobel prize-winning playwright, Harold Pinter. 410 more words

Always She Will Be Present in My Memory and I Shall Never Cease to Bewail Her

I just do not know what to do about Marie Antoinette.

Yes, I realize that there isn’t, strictly speaking, anything to be done about her at this point – our decision-tree was pruned dramatically when she was guillotined. 746 more words

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Case Study #4: Mary | Queen of Scots

To kick off the first case study for 2015 in style, Case Study #4 will focus around Mary, Queen of Scots, who was most famously known for attempting and also plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth I. 6,050 more words

2015

Book Reviews

Marie Antoinette: the journey

by: Antonia Fraser

This book covers the life of Marie Antoinette from her birth to her death. With over 500 pages, Antonia delves in to all aspects of her life and character. 435 more words

Marie Antoinette