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Francis Burton Harrison and Frances Hodgson Burnett – uncovering a century old mistake!

At least I think so … but if anyone can find evidence to the contrary I’d love to hear about it.

Testing the water with a new project (I need to lay the novel aside while I see what happens with it), I found myself this afternoon looking into the Harrison family, who owned Teaninich Castle in Easter Ross from 1921. 444 more words


Now For Your Listening Pleasure

My mother was an avid reader, so you can imagine how devastated she was to lose much her eye sight. Around the same time, audio books on cassette had come out and because she missed reading so much she gave them a try. 373 more words

Audio Books

Childhood favourites: A Little Princess

It’s rare for me to re-read anything that doesn’t involve Hogwarts or wasn’t written by Jane Austen or one of the Brontes. There are just too many books that I want to get to before I die. 408 more words

Tessa Hadley--"At Home in the Past" (New Yorker, June 6 & 13, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: GLEN HANSARD-Tiny Desk Concert #225  (June 17, 2012).

What can I say about Glen Hansard that I haven’t said already—he’s a powerful singer and a great storyteller.  880 more words

Tiny Desk Concert

The Little Princess by Frances  book review

First of all let me say – do not be put off by the title. The Little Princess is not some cute fairytale or some generic book about horrible child abuse.   271 more words