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The Collini Case - Ferdinand von Schirach (trans. Anthea Bell)

For German Lit Month 2012 I read Ferdinand von Schirach’s collection of crime short stories Crime & Guilt largely based on his experiences as one of Germany’s most prominent defence lawyers.   241 more words


The Girl Who Wasn't There by Ferdinand von Schirach

Perception and reality…

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Sebastian von Eschburg has a troubled childhood. Son of a mother who seems incapable of warmth and a father who is terminally depressed, he also has a condition, never quite confirmed to be synaesthesia, that means he sees colours oddly and has visual hallucinations. 614 more words

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TBR Thursday 65...

Episode 65

Well, the TBR now stands at 151 which is down 2 on last week – still well over a year’s worth though. Unless I can find a way to read one book with each eye simutaneously, while listening to an audiobook… hmm! 785 more words

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Review: The Girl Who Wasn't There

ISBN: 978 0 349 14046 9

Published by Abacus, an imprint of Little, Brown

There are some books that grip from the first page, some that intrigue and keep you reading. 720 more words

Call Me Unpredictable*

In Agatha Christie’s short story Triangle at Rhodes, Hercule Poirot is taking a holiday at a luxury hotel on the Island of Rhodes. One day he has a conversation with a fellow guest, Pamela Lyall. 1,094 more words

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The girl who wasn't there by Ferdinand von Schirach (Abacus)

“On a fine spring day in the year 1838, a new kind of reality was created on the Boulevard de Temple in Paris”

That reality was of course photography which is part of the theme here. 522 more words


The Girl Who Wasn't There by Ferdinand von Schirach (2013)

The Kindle was looking pretty uninspiring on holiday in France, so a desperate search of the bookshelves brought this little German gem to the surface.  The authorial style reminded me of something … ah yes!   84 more words

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