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The Phantom of the Opera is There*

Do you enjoy the opera? Operas run the gamut from light and comic to very dark and tragic. And there are all sorts of forms of opera. 1,035 more words

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(Book Review) The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon

By Ian G. Wilson

The titles of Donna Leon’s books are always evocative, but her latest mystery, The Waters of Eternal Youth, has a particularly fascinating one. 1,391 more words

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Rising to Expectations

Donna Leon’s last few books were disappointingly lackluster and almost felt like they had not been written by her. So it was with great trepidation that we approached The Waters of Eternal Youth, The 25th Guido Brunetti Book, wondering whether we should read it at all. 564 more words

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Bel Canto : Donna Leon - "Death at La Fenice" and "Death in a Strange Country" (Commissario Guido Brunetti # 1 and 2)

(Picked up mostly for Italian inspiration.) Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti books are  a long-running cozy series set largely in Venice. The debut, “Death at La Fenice,” finds the likable Brunetti, (who’s practically a transplanted… 233 more words


Visit Venice with Commissario Guido Brunnetti

A few years ago when living off and on near Frankfurt I was introduced to Commissario Guido Brunnetti and his struggles against crime in Venice. It’s difficult to miss a meeting or two with Guido over there as German TV has at last count – filmed twenty two episodes of American Author Donna Leon’s popular novels. 601 more words

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Clinging to Your Stocks and Bonds*

The ‘Roaring 20s’ came to a screeching halt in late October, 1929 with the crash of major stock markets. That crash was one of the main factors that led to the Great Depression of the 1930s, and, at least in the U.S., to fundamental changes in banking and stock market laws. 930 more words

Agatha Christie