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Poet-detective

 

In the dry months after my cancer treatment, when the visitors stopped visiting and I put all the cards away in a box, when it began to dawn on me what I had been through, and I was able to concentrate again, part relishing, part dreading the onslaught of tears which would follow after encountering a poem, a favourite song on the radio, or even, how clichéd, one of that autumn’s miraculous sunsets, I swapped my addiction to… 1,284 more words

Life Lessons

Wallander revisited, part 1

While skimming through a Lonely Planet guidebook for Sweden, I noticed a special feature on Wallander and Ystad. In it, there was a comment along the lines of ‘even the most hardened fans will admit that the series doesn’t really get going until the fourth book’. 759 more words

Book Diary

#AW80Books: 'The Man Who Went Up in Smoke' by Sjowall & Wahloo

It’s been a while since I read the first novel by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Roseanna, and as I’ve abandoned myself to my current craving for crime, I thought I’d dig out the next in the Martin Beck series.  454 more words

Reading

Scandinewvian

Hi there. It’s a time when many people eat too much, drink too much, and are miserable for lots of other reasons too. If this is you, I really am very sorry and hope things improve soon. 1,045 more words