Monthly Archives: July 2012

Conclusion of Paris in July

So, we have reached the end of Paris in July and it has been rather fun! Here is the round up of the various posts that I have published. Getting Started – Paris in July  Weekend Cooking – Little Paris … Continue reading

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The Siren of Paris by David Leroy

Amazon Summary In German occupied Paris, a group of unlikely people join in collaboration to smuggle Allied airman south to Spain. One of those intrepid heroes happens to be American. The Siren of Paris, the debut work of historical fiction … Continue reading

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Ramblings from my Desk…..(7)

It has been a couple of months since my last Ramblings post, so I hope that I am forgiven. The time has ticked by very fast and I looking back I am not too sure what I have achieved. The … Continue reading

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Address Unknown by Kressmann Taylor

Originally published in Story Magazine in 1938, this is the fictional account, through letters of an America Jew called Max and his German friend Martin.  We join the story as Martin and his family relocate from America back to their … Continue reading

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The Olympics – London 2012 – Reading Challenge

Well, the opening ceremony was beamed around the globe last night and I was blown away by the ceremony. OK there was the occasional cringe moments, but overall it was an amazingly well produced and arranged ceremony. As I sat … Continue reading

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The Olympics – London 2012

We are just hours away from the Olympics opening ceremony. The Olympics runs from 27th July  through to 12th August. The focus seems to be typically on London, but there are numerous other venues around the Country taking part. The … Continue reading

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Inside the Olympics by Nick Hunter

An interesting book looking back to the start of the Olympics and the revival of it through the International Olympics Committee.  The book features the early aspects of the Olympics from its conception in Greece through to the most recent … Continue reading

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Library Loot – 23rd July

My book group met on Monday, so I tied this is with a trip to the library to return one of the books I read last week and renew a book that I have had at home for far too … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Anne M Powers

I recently had the opportunity to interview Anne Powers, author of the recently published A Parcel of Ribbons – The Letters of an 18th Century family in London & Jamaica. Here is what Anne had to say – As you researched … Continue reading

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Recently read for my book group. I really struggled with this one….again. I first came across this book when I was sitting my English O Levels back in the mid 1980s. I hated the book and struggled to get into … Continue reading

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