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#TBRChallenge – Festive: Silent Night by Stanley Weintraub

TweetSilent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce by Stanley Weintraub has been on my TBR for quite a while, along with a lot of other World War One reference books; some of them, I don’t read … Continue reading

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My October Reading Log

TweetFiction: Homicide and Halo-Halo by Mia P. Manansala is second in a cozy mystery series; I have not read the first book, but was easily able to follow the story. Protagonist Lila Macapagal has returned to the cozy small town … Continue reading

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“Cut Flowers,” Ivor Gurney

TweetCut Flowers Not in blue vases these Nor white, cut flowers are seen But in the August meadows When the reaper falls clean – And the shining and ridged rows Of cut stalks show to the eye As if some … Continue reading

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My July Reading Log

TweetFiction: Abandoned in Death by J. D. Robb is the fifty-fourth in that series, wow, and there are currently two more scheduled to follow. These are comfortingly repetitive despite being about sometimes truly gruesome serial murders, because the killer is … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – After the War: The Great Silence by Juliet Nicolson

TweetThe Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age by Juliet Nicolson is nonfiction about, well, the time after the First World War. I took this month’s theme very literally! … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Fairy Tale: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

TweetWendy, Darling by A.C. Wise is in conversation with Peter Pan, a story so familiar and entrenched in general English-speaking cultural consciousness that I’m counting it as fitting the fairy tale theme. Peter Pan is easily read as extremely creepy, … Continue reading

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Dutch translation!

TweetMy World War One romance “Under Her Uniform” has been translated into Dutch! The ebook has been collected in the anthology 5 Tinten verder historisch 6 – een trio, 6 February 2018. Original English version, Under Her Uniform: Isobel Hailey … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Old School: Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson

TweetGiven that Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson was published in 1982, I decided it could safely fit this month’s challenge theme. Plus, I’ve been looking forward to reading it for a long time, as one of the few by this … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Orphans of Raspay: A Penric and Desdemona novella by Lois McMaster Bujold had fun twists and turns; there is currently one more novella in this series for me to read. I am a huge fan of Bujold so … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson is a lowkey romance that takes place just before and during World War One. The hero is a surgeon of working-class Scottish origins, the heroine is an aristocratic-class woman who becomes an ambulance … Continue reading

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