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Traveller’s Tales II

Ten days since my last post. No time for reading other than reading landscape and reconstructing the past. I’ve somehow been unable to find a post office that’s open, and I did promise some people some snail mail. Broadband is … Continue reading

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Representing Himself: John Mortimer’s Clinging to the Wreckage

Mortimer, John. Clinging to the Wreckage. 1982. Penguin, 1983. I found this book on my bookshelf a couple of weeks ago and realized that it must be several years since I last read it. Certainly, when I began reading, nothing … Continue reading

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Not the Whole Story: More thoughts on Frances Hodgson Burnett

Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A Little Princess; Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First Time. Not long ago, I reviewed Burnett’s The Secret Garden, and one of my readers responded with a comment comparing The Secret … Continue reading

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Notes from the (Un)forgotten Past: H. E. Bates The Daffodil Sky

Bates, H. E. The Daffodil Sky. [Michael Joseph 1955] Harmondsworth, Mddx.: Penguin,       1959. Our library just had its annual book sale. Needless to say, notwithstanding the fact that my book shelves are already full, I succumbed to temptation. One of the … Continue reading

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Not Quite the Siege Perilous: Comic Quests in Marie Phillips’ The Table of Less Valued Knights

Phillips, Marie. The Table of Less Valued Knights. 2014. Toronto: Vintage, 2015. Perhaps, as was I, you were unaware “There were two other tables in the Great Hall of Camelot” (3). One was the “Table of Errant Companions) oval and … Continue reading

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Beyond Silence: Sinclair McKay’s The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park

McKay, Sinclair. The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park [The Secret Life of Bletchley Park. London: Aurum 2010] New York: Penguin-Plume, 2012. Now, if one says the word “Bletchley,” most … Continue reading

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Seasonal Salutations

Adapted from drawing of a Barred Owl: 9 x 12 Oil Pastel on Paper. Drawing and Card © mlg November 2015.

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