The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob - two novellas by George Eliot
These two short stories are quite different from her novels, and from each...
The Saint Overboard by Leslie Charteris (The Saint #16)
Romola by George Eliot
A while ago I saw a docudrama on George Eliot's life and was inspired to slowly read my way through her novels.
As you might expect, I've seen maps like that before but they're only sold as novelties. The standard maps sold here still have North at the top. ;)
I was named as "c0-executor" of my grandmother's will. It really consisted only of signing papers with the solicitor doing all the actual work.
I still have the original mouse pad adverting the shop I bought my first PC from - although the PC itself has since been replaced.
Shall We Tell the President? by Jeffrey Archer
Thriller about an assassination plot against President Edward Kennedy.
From the perspective of...
The Lost Battles by Jonathan Jones
About the rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti.
The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
I've actually had this book on my shelf for years without getting around to it. It's quite...
The Saint in New York by Leslie Charteris
This one was adapted as the first Saint film, starring Louis Hayward in 1938.
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
I heard about the TV series but decided I'd rather buy the book than the DVDs.
Into the Black by Rowland White (ironically)
The behind the scenes story of the first flight of the Space Shuttle. A sequel of sorts to Tom...
The Saint Goes On by Leslie Charteris
Three novellas including "The Case of the Frightened Innkeeper" which I clearly remember being adapted as a...
What about baseball expressions?
Some have strangely become part of the Australian vernacular despite the fact that the game itself is not played...
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.
Almost everything I have is some shade of blue, followed by browns, tans, mustards, not so much bright yellows or oranges, though.
The Prisoner of Zenda
Rupert of Hentzau
by Anthony Hope
I've seen both the Ronald Colman and Stewart Granger film versions of Zenda - as well...
I never lend books. You can always buy another copy but it's not the same as having your original one.
It was my mother's favourite book - and the rest of the series, too. She started to read it to me when I was little but I'm not sure if she ever...
The 18th V.I.Warshawski detective novel by Sara Paretsky.
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