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For the Joy of Reading: His Bloody Project

Graeme Macrae Burnet has written a remarkable account of three murders in the Highlands of Wester Ross in the second half of the nineteenth century.   The problem is not to work out what happened, or who did what.   658 more words

Books And Reading

Taxi driver, woman arrested for contraband cigarette scheme

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SINGAPORE: A 44-year-old taxi driver and a 46-year-old woman have been arrested after Singapore Customs officers busted them with a large stash of duty-unpaid cigarettes. 355 more words

Current Affairs

Scottish Literature and the Man Booker - why Graeme Macrae Burnet is a decidedly starry nominee

The funny thing about the Man Booker Prize is that it’s more often judged on the merits of its exclusions than its inclusions. Never diverse enough, “too readable” last year and “decidedly unstarry” this year, coverage is almost always skewed towards the negative, because “Six brilliant books nominated for prestigious prize” probably isn’t going to set Twitter on fire. 555 more words


More than 7,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

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SINGAPORE: More than 7,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were uncovered in a Malaysian-registered lorry at the Woodlands Checkpoint, according to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). 137 more words

Current Affairs

San Diego Zoo Burns $1M Worth Of Seized Rhinoceros Horn Products

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) —  The San Diego Zoo hosted a massive bonfire Thursday to burn confiscated rhino horn products estimated to sell for $1 million on the black market. 294 more words



So in love to Mark Wahlberg and can’t stop to write him!

Contraband is a 2012 American action crime thriller film by Mark. The story line is about Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is an ex-smuggler who now has a peaceful life with his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and their two sons in New Orleans. 705 more words