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Bellevue Book Circle

We had a great time at our first meeting in September, and here are the books we discussed.

June WrightMurder in the telephone exchange… 348 more words

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Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges

As I mentioned here, this year I’ll focus on transitions as one of my major themes.  One of my closest friends, Barb Poole, suggested I read “ 539 more words

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Médiathèque José Cabanis, Toulouse

Most French public libraries are called Médiathèques, to reflect the wide range of materials available. This is a stunning example, in a beautiful modern building, and well worth a visit.

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Historical fiction

Our August Book Group meeting at Canterbury features historical fiction. I’m presenting these four in chronological order, starting with The Clan of the Cave-bear, which I am reading for the first time, having avoided it for years. 26 more words

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World War II; a select list of books

All these are worth reading, and each presents a different aspect of life during wartime.

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George Orwell's essays

Cologne, 24 March 1945

...The whole central part of the city, once famous for its romanesque churches and its museums, is simply a chaos of jagged walls, overturned trams, shattered statues and enormous piles of rubble out of which iron girders thrust themselves like sticks of rhubarb… 23 more words

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Black Dog, by Stephen Booth

Like Peter Robinson’s Inspector Banks mysteries, Stephen Booth’s series featuring Ben Cooper and Diane Fry digs into the dark life of rural England.  Set just to the… 450 more words


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