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Our Man In Havana (Graham Greene)

Havana, frozen as it is in time since 1959, is a special, exciting and fascinating place to be. The Havana described by Greene from this 1950s slice of fiction is still very much there to see, albeit in its 21st Century version. 402 more words

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Petals of Vision

Petals of Vision is a collection of 72 poems and sonnets by the award-winning British Catholic poet-theologian Christopher Villiers whereby the vicissitudes of human love are addressed through lyrics and flawless rhymes that fill the soul with love, sorrow, hope, joy, humility, depth, and even laughter. 52 more words

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Sonnets From the Spirit

Sonnets From the Spirit is a collection of 52 icons in poetry on major episodes from Sacred Scripture, written according to the ancient practice of midrash by the award-winning British Catholic poet-theologian Christopher Villiers. 57 more words

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The Light of Day (Eric Ambler)

Winner of the 1963 Edgar Award for best novel this is an enjoyable crime/espionage vehicle typical of the era: crooks with scruples, the beautiful but unobtainable beauty & the luckless hero in the wrong place at the wrong time.  503 more words

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

I don’t know what possessed me to request The Ocean at the End of the Lane as a gift one Christmas many years ago since I seldom enjoy tales involving the supernatural. 861 more words

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Six for Sunday: 6th May 2018

Ugh! It’s SO HOT today in the midlands – I don’t like it when it’s this warm! I’ve had a lovely day though, properly relaxing and reading which has been so nice for a change! 94 more words

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The Danger Tree by Olivia Manning

Olivia Manning’s best known work, The Balkan Trilogy, juxtaposes world-changing events with the domestic concerns of the newly-married Guy and Harriet Pringle.  She revisits that narrative device  in The Danger Tree, the first novel in her Levant Trilogy,  following the fortunes of the Pringles together with a hotch-potch of refugees from a Europe under the control of Hitler’s forces. 990 more words

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