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The Ballad of Mercy and Grace

Mercy is naked

and  Grace is deranged.

They’re complicated, simple

and appallingly strange.

Mercy and Grace

are on a midnight ride

away from Rage and Violence… 178 more words


End Of The Affair excerpt by Graham Greene

I felt that afternoon such complete trust when she said to me suddenly, without
being questioned, 'I've never loved anybody or anything as I do you.' It was as
if, sitting there in the chair with a half-eaten sandwhich in her hand, she was
abandoning herself as quickly as she had done, five minutes back, on the hardwood
floor. 252 more words

Cienfuegos Harbour

Before I head off to new places, I love to read a variety of fiction that is either set in my destination or was written by someone from the country.   217 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

Dutch Courage

I’m easily distracted. This was going to be a short story. Going through my file of scraps of this and scraps of that, I found a scrap that said – enigmatically, even for me – Story set in Lydd. 660 more words

The Rattle Bag

Review: The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Published by: Vintage Books
Genres: Classics, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
Date Read: 15/12/2014… 364 more words



There’s nothing like starting the New Year in the way you intend to go on. A bit of a clear out today and I’m not good at it. 432 more words

Heartwood 7:1 - Greene on Capri by Shirley Hazzard

This blog post is prompted by the news that Shirley Hazzard died this past December at age 85.

It’s kind of funny to me that I read this book without ever having read Graham Greene (though he’s long been on my radar, and I’m a fan of the film… 758 more words