Tag Archives: France

In Search of Glory

Napoleon: Life, legacy, and image: A biography by Alan Forrest is an interesting biography about the famous Corsican man of humble beginnings who promoted himself to Emperor in the 19th century. I have always been fascinated by Napoleon and decided … Continue reading

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Amateur Sleuth

I was searching for some light reading when I discovered Peter Mayle’s detective series. I have read two of the books now and can’t say either one tickled my fancy. The stories, The Diamond Caper and The Corsican Caper are … Continue reading

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If Only

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion is the story of a British man who meets and falls in love with a woman named Angelina while living and working in Australia. He is playing piano  in a bar when he … Continue reading

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Just the Facts

Chicago by David Mamet attracted my attention at the library because I grew-up just blocks from the northern border of “my kind of town”. It also interested me because of Mamet’s well-known plays. Surprisingly, I almost quit reading the book … Continue reading

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Three’s a Crowd

Tin Man by Sarah Winman is a fictional novel about a man, a woman, and another man embroiled in an unusual relationship. Ellis loves Michael, Ellis loves Annie, Annie loves Michael, then Ellis marries Annie – at best, it is … Continue reading

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Child of the Mountains

Sergeant York, An American Hero by David D. Lee has been on my list of books to read for years! Many of you may be familiar with the 1940’s movie based on the life of the highly decorated World War I … Continue reading

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Curiosity and a Cat

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain is a translated novella written by a French author. I love the premise of this story about a divorced bookseller who discovers an expensive lady’s handbag sitting atop a garbage pile and the repercussions which … Continue reading

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