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Brave & Forgiven

A delightful book, full of clever dialogue (“Sorry I’m late.  There were Germans.”) and heartaches, about the beginning of World War II in London and Malta.  186 more words

Literature

TBR Pile Update: It’s growing larger, not smaller

I am yet again becoming worried about the size of my TBR Pile, as I seem to be adding to it faster than I am reading it. 697 more words

Loose Leaves

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Background (you can skip this & scroll down if want to quickly see what the students got up to)

As I watched the election results roll in and found myself unable to sleep in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, I worked on preparing my Wednesday night class for a course called  687 more words

Books

Review - 'Everyone Brave Is Forgiven' by Chris Cleave

1939 – Europe is at war. In a bid to shock her upper class family, young socialite Mary North volunteers for to help in the war effort. 932 more words

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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven.

I worry that I may suffer from Boy-Who-Called-Wolf Syndrome by which I mean Woman-Who-Said-Every-Book-She-Read-Was-Brilliant Syndrome. The thing you should bear in mind is that years of frugality have made me very picky when choosing books. 291 more words

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Author Chris Cleave makes brave effort but misses the mark

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If only everyone were witty in wartime. The characters in Chris Cleave’s latest novel “Everyone Brave Is Forgiven” are far too clever for the novel’s good. 129 more words

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