The Saint Bids Diamonds by Leslie Charteris (The Saint #18)
"Hurra-cane" or "hurra-c'n"?
It was always "hurra-c'n" here but as the influence of American media grows, "hurra-cane" is becoming more common.
Shell Game by Sara Paretsky (V. I. Warshawski #19)
The New Moon Race by Morris Jones
Examines the renewed interest in sending both manned and unmanned probes to the moon by various countries...
The Truth of the Matter by Gough Whitlam
Inside account of the still-controversial dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government in Australia in...
Son of Black Beauty by Phyllis Briggs
Proving that the unnecessary sequel is not a recent Hollywood invention, this was published in 1950, 73...
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
An award-winning instant classic.
I haven't read anything by Sarah Waters before but I might start chasing up...
Never seen either of those but I like Outlander a lot. :)
Today I'm Alice by Alice Jamieson
I've been fascinated by multiple personality disorder ever since seeing The Three Faces of Eve on TV many years...
Ace of Knaves by Leslie Charteris (The Saint #17)
I have to wonder how many of them are deliberate. I'm assuming that last one at least is a joke.
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...
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