Monthly Archives: October 2016

Chilly Days Present and A Blade From the Past

Further to my last post, I wanted to mention two more things that I couldn’t fit in. Our Kind of Traitor John le Carré’s story takes place against the backdrop of the banking crisis in 2009. Of course, we know le Carré … Continue reading

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Antigua to Carchemish via Pforzheim

What Am I Reading? My current reads are Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carré and T. E. Lawrence’s Letters. I finished Giles Milton’s Wolfram just a couple of days after writing my last WAIR post and I am … Continue reading

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The Artist and the Archaeologist

What am I reading? In the two or so weeks since my last WAIR post I have finished both Charlotte Reagan’s Just Juliet and Hilaire Belloc’s Hills and the Sea. My two main reads (i.e. the ones I am trying … Continue reading

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We’ll Never Tell Them: Chapter Six

Well, I got one thing wrong in my last post. Chapter Six does not see Liljana leave the Villa Burnett, after all. The chapter is a very short one, and covers only George Burnett’s discovery of what happened between Liljana and … Continue reading

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Just Perfect – Books and Beers

I finished Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan last week and yesterday morning started writing my review. The words didn’t come, however, so in accordance with past practice I went to the pub for inspiration. The post was written in its entirety over … Continue reading

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Salvation History

Last Saturday, (8th Oct.) I finished Life is Strange. The game was so engrossing that I played Episode 5 in one go. As with Bridget Jones’ Baby, I loved the game so much I don’t think I am capable of … Continue reading

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Waving Goodbye

Last night, my book club met to discuss Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. Well, if you look modernist literature this book is definitely for you. I’ll give you my copy if money is tight. I mean, it wasn’t that I didn’t … Continue reading

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