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Penelope Pinafore

Books. Books. Books.

I love this painting! Three children seemingly attentive to whatever is on the pages of a book, warm light streaming in, potted plants on the window ledge, and pinafores. 569 more words

Books

Shakespeare: The World as a Stage

I thought it was a bit odd that we had decided to mark the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death – like he was some sort of bastard the world is happy to see the back of. 776 more words

Historic Preservation, Community Identity, & the Gospel of Progress in Britain and America

This excellent article from the National Trust for Historic Preservation came to my attention today: https://savingplaces.org/stories/a-tale-of-two-planners-jane-jacobs-and-robert-moses#.VyMoSjArKCg.  It describes the 1960’s struggle to save Greenwich Village and other parts of lower Manhattan from the threat brought about by a developer’s plan to build a massive elevated highway that would have destroyed Washington Square Park, as well as parts of Little Italy and SoHo.   821 more words

Georgia

Book club April 2016 and Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS
at Books And a Beat

showcases the books you ‘found’
and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list…
whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! 2,301 more words

Fiction

Knitting

CLICKING ON THE IMAGES, TWICE IF REQUIRED, WILL ENLARGE THEM.

Jackie drove me to New Milton this morning, for me to catch the train to Waterloo and lunch with Norman at Tas. 534 more words

Film review: A Walk In The Woods

Directed by Ken Kwapis

Based on the 1998 bestseller of the same name by Bill Bryson, A Walk In The Woods stars Robert Redford as Bryson, who decides to walk the Appalachian Trail on the east coast of America. 217 more words

Film And Theatre

The remarkable position in which we find ourselves is that we don’t actually know what we actually know. – Bill Bryson http://ift.tt/246EKZC

Bill Bryson