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Book Review: Hatshepsut The Pharoah-Queen of Egypt

Before I start with my review, I would like to tell you all what makes this book different. This was a very short book of about 30 pages. 442 more words

Book Review

Gijs Van Hensbergen: The Sagrada Familia: The Astonishing Story of Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece

An illuminating biography of one of the most famous–and most famously unfinished–buildings in the world, the Sagrada Familia of Barcelona

The Front Cover showing those Famous Spires… 369 more words

Antoni Gaudi

Helen Duncan

Infamous as the last woman tried under the Witchcraft Act of 1735, Helen Duncan caused more than a few stirs in her time. After terrifying her schoolmates her with dire predictions, Helen grew up to become one of wartime Britain’s foremost physical mediums. 49 more words


For Her Eyes Only

Life’s poignant vignettes erupt at unexpected moments.

Like that time in the hotel in Delhi …

She hovered uncertainly and looked anxious.  Out of place in a sprawling hotel lobby teaming with tourists and brass-buttoned bellboys.  428 more words

Personal And Musings


Giovanni, N., & Collier, B. (2005). Rosa. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, LLC

Rosa is the story of Rosa Parks, one of the most famous women in American History. 332 more words


The Trip to Echo Spring | by Olivia Laing

The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink by Olivia Laing
(Canongate Books, 2013, 340 pages)

After reading The Lonely City in December I fell under the spell of Olivia Laing. 185 more words