Tag Archives: England

Migratory Tribe

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is the first book of The Corfu Trilogy which some of you may recognize from the PBS serial based upon it. The memoir is derived from the author’s experiences prior to World … Continue reading

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Humming a New Tune

Nocturnes: Five stories of music and nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro is a collection of music themed short stories. As a Ishiguro fan and music lover, this novel aroused my curiosity. I ended-up being surprised because it seemed so different from … Continue reading

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The London Season

Past Imperfect by Julian Fellows was published in 2008. I happened upon it recently at the library. I am grateful I did because I loved it! This is a “What If” story about an extremely wealthy Englishman named Damian who, … Continue reading

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Held Hands

A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson is a wonderful memoir. In it, the author traces the interesting lives of seven generations of women in her family. Beginning with a famous great-great-grandmother who was a European flamenco dancer, and … Continue reading

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Across the Pond

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff is the sequel to a book I read earlier entitled 34 Charing Cross Road. I strongly encourage you to read Charing Cross Road if you intend to read this book in order … Continue reading

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Destiny

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard is an engrossing, informative non-fiction history written by a talented author. Churchill is another historical leader I find fascinating. What I … Continue reading

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We Believe in God

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett is novel number five in a series of books. I haven’t read the previous novels, but this one stands well on its own. The novel takes place in England and France during the … Continue reading

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