Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Tainted Coin:Mel Starr

Quick read, medieval mystery while I work through a book I may not get through. It’s one of a series, so has a fan base, but the most interesting thing about it was its setting- Abingdon mostly! Lots of horse … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Work

The most valuable work in the world (possibly excepting growing food) is helping the next generation grow up well, loving them and passing on to them the treasure house of human culture which has accumulated over millennia. Sadly many children … Continue reading

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Two fantasies

I was truly, utterly,┬áliterally, and hyperbolically desperate. My book, my computer and my knitting were all in a room I couldn’t enter for a couple of hours. So I picked up one of my all time favourite books from daughter’s … Continue reading

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Wild Hares and Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds- one of the things I miss when I am not in California. I used to watch them at feeders outside the window, and on plants. So gloriously coloured. So tiny and perfect. How big must a hummingbird heart be, … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The author, Rachel Joyce, looks far too young to have accumulated so much wisdom. A story, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, that starts as a spur of the moment walk from one end of Britain to the other, to … Continue reading

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