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The Siege Winter: A Novel by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman

Readers of my blog will recognize one of the author names in this week’s review: Ariana Franklin. Earlier this year I reviewed the first book in her ‘Mistress of the Art of Death’ series. 387 more words

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Hello voracious readers and seekers of truth knowledge,

I’m sorry I disappeared into nothingness. I wish I could say it’s because I had SO MUCH going on in my life, but sadly that was not the case. 474 more words


The Iris Fan (A Novel of Feudal Japan) - by Laura Joh Rowland

While I am a fan of history in general, there are a select few eras that I find especially fascinating. One era, that I have mentioned before, is Victorian England. 447 more words

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Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough

History is a subject that only as an adult have I learned to enjoy. While I am a fan of all eras in general, there are certain times and places that I have extreme interest in. 413 more words

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The Maidan

February rips off the already prevalent feeling of life passing away, like the only motive of time, was to pass, which it is, but not us. 417 more words


The Mighty Lalouche

By Matthew Olshan; illustrated by Sophie Blackall

This is a story about Lalouche. A humble, nimble, fast, little mailman with a curly cue mustache who lives in Paris, France “one hundred and a few-odd years ago.”  Poor Lalouche gets sacked from his beloved job and somehow finds himself in the Paris boxing scene.  134 more words


London Road (2015)

Seen at Picturehouse Central, London, Monday 15 June 2015

The Wikipedia entry, at least when I checked it, called this film a “musical mystery thriller film”, but I don’t think that’s right. 450 more words

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