Monthly Archives: July 2013

Fine Just the Way They Are

Annie Proulx can take you to Wyoming and make you feel the place and feel for its people: ordinary people, living hard lives. I have been through Wyoming on one of our cross-US camping trips in our VW campers, but … Continue reading

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What was the ancient world like, really?

The Far Arena is a Jurassic Park type of scenario, featuring a gladiator recovered from the ice ( like Otzi) and revived. I read it before but picked it up again remembering that I had enjoyed it. Fun to read … Continue reading

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On Green Dolphin Street.

Beautifully written. I think I have never seen the famous film, the theme of which, with a twist, is used in this novel. Love for one person and marriage to another. Shakespeare sorts it out with eye opening discoveries about … Continue reading

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Local corpses

I just read the third in the series by Mel Starr about his 14th century surgeon/bailiff/detective, The Corpse at St. Andrew’s Chapel. Local and fun. Also just hiked through Steventon copse to a local farm shop. Also local and fun.

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Eating for – Victory!

Low fat diets, lo-carb diets, paleo diets: diabetes diets, low salt diets, diverticulitis diets, gall bladder diets…. 5-9 daily veggie and fruit diets, Jesus helps me get fit (and thin) diets… Ramadan, fasting and feasting…. We have such a complicated … Continue reading

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Purple Hibiscus/ Half a Yellow Sun

My book group is reading a book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun, which I find difficult reading. So a friend lends me another book by the same author! Adichie is a great writer. She weaves together … Continue reading

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Evolution- Life ascending.

Life Ascending is an examination by Nick Lane, a research Fellow at University College, London, of the ten “inventions ” he regards as the greatest steps in evolution: the origins of life, DNA, photosynthesis, the compound cell, sex, movement, sight, … Continue reading

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