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Food, Glorious Food

Book Review: The Gastronomical Me, by M F K Fisher This was a random selection from the work book sale; I had never heard of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher before. First published in 1943, this is generically though not strictly … Continue reading

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Where’s Jeremy Corbyn?

After a hectic week following a holiday, I could have done with a rest this weekend, but we had decided to go on the People’s Vote march, so we headed back in to London yesterday. Fortunately the trains were, for … Continue reading

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En Saga

After looking through the guidebooks, we decided we couldn’t fit all three Baltic states into a single holiday, so we opted for a trip to Rīga and Tallin. The logistics were straightforward but not trivial, and we ended up with … Continue reading

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Eating Your Greens

Book Review: Energy Transformation – An Opportunity for Europe, by Claude Turmes This was a random selection from the work book sale. There have been quite a few good news stories about renewable energy in Europe in recent years, and … Continue reading

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“The Wall had fallen and the path to Aldi was open”

Book Review: Born in the GDR, by Hester Vaizey Most of the books that show up in the work book sale are new releases, but sometimes there’s an odd one that’s a few years old. I wonder whether publishers pad … Continue reading

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A disappointment

Book Review: The Sultan’s Organ, by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy There’s all manner of books in the work book sale, and you never know what’s going to turn up. It’s an opportunity for making serendipitous discoveries, and I hoped this book would … Continue reading

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A shrewd-faced lad who might have made something of himself in the glove trade

Book Review: The Spy of Venice, by Benet Brandreth I always struggle to define what kind of fiction I like, so I try to be open-minded when I come across things that look potentially interesting in the work book sale. … Continue reading

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