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Repetitive Kindle Thumb

MisterMac and I have had a week off.  We’ve been basking by a lake.  Sans internet.  Sans phone signal.  Deep joy. I have returned with Repetitive Kindle Thumb, having clicked thousands of pages as I voraciously consumed book after book…
June 7, 2017
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The CWA Gold Dagger Awards

‘I adore quarrels in other people’s houses.  One has the vicarious excitement with no anxiety about one’s crockery.’ (Winston Graham, The Little Walls) I enjoy crime fiction, and, over the years, have discovered some favourite authors through the CWA Gold…
May 21, 2017

Masters of Illusion

Number 30, Wellington Square, SW3 looks like another Chelsea house, but this one is different, for this one was once home to a man, who was a friend of Ian Fleming, and upon whom, allegedly, the character James Bond was…
November 16, 2016
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Today has been full of passion.  Passion for books (cataloguing and shelving my new purchases) and seeking passion for the novel. Let’s start with the new books and today’s pick from Paris is LNDN by Jens Masmann.  Even without the…
November 14, 2016
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Forgotten Sons

Today is Remembrance Sunday and MisterMac and I have resplendent home-made poppies – thanks Cathryn!  Although the UK acknowledges 11/11 as Armistice Day, we still hold our major ceremonies on the nearest Sunday, unlike the French who hold their National…
November 13, 2016