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A Novel Idea - November Meeting

Well, there year is flying past at an alarming rate. Somehow here we are at the November meeting where we met to discuss Donna Leon’s ‘By Its Cover’. 306 more words

Tales of Two Cities

Istanbul: Memoirs and the City by Orhan Pamuk and Venice: A New history by Thomas F. Madden – tales of two cities.

Pamuk, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, blends history, black-and-white photographs of his family and the city, art and literature to capture the sense of… 480 more words

Reading & Musings

A King Ain't a King Without the Power Behind the Throne*

In any group, there are two different sorts of authority, or perhaps power would be the better term. There are those who have official authority, and those ‘behind the scenes’ who actually get things done. 1,083 more words

Agatha Christie

A Noble Radiance by Donna Leon

#7 Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery

So, as I mentioned, I was a bit disappointed with the fifth and sixth installments of this series.  However, I really enjoyed the first four books, and even though I found the stories/mysteries of #5 and #6 to be weak, I decided to give  358 more words

Book Review

She Seems to Have an Invisible Touch*

Have you ever asked yourself, ‘How did I get talked into doing this?’ If you have, then you know what it’s like to be under the spell of someone who’s a good manipulator. 1,055 more words

Agatha Christie

Don't Believe Everything You Hear*

It’s only the beginning of September, but, at least in the US, there are already intense conversations going on about, ‘what to be for Hallowe’en.’ Even if you live in a country that doesn’t observe Hallowe’en, or you don’t observe it yourself, you may have been to a fancy dress/costume party. 968 more words