Monthly Archives: December 2015

“The Saint Overboard” by Leslie Charteris

I have known about the Saint for a long time, but I hadn’t read any of the books nor seen the TV Series or film. Leslie  Charteris spent 55 years – 1928 to 1983 – as either writer of or … Continue reading

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“The Last Wish” by Andrzej Sapkowski

The best-selling novel which inspired the cult videogame “The Witcher” claims the cover. I am not familiar with the videogame, the “novel” seems more a collection of stories with the same central character, than a novel. The central character is … Continue reading

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Patrick Gale “Notes from an Exhibition”

I didn’t want this novel to finish, it was wonderfully immersive. It is the story of a family, where the mother, Rachel Kelly, suffers from bipolar disorder, yet creates acclaimed art. I picked up the book because of the cover, … Continue reading

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“The Eight” by Katherine Neville

Numbers : 8 …a lucky number in Chinese and the dimensions of a chess board are 8 by 8. As the chess piece on the cover might suggest, this story revolves around chess. In fact there are two stories separated … Continue reading

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My First Moleskine

Originally posted on jim holroyd 365:
‘Le vrai moleskine n’est plus.’ lamented Bruce Chatwin in Songlines, when he heard the French manufacturer of the Moleskine had gone out of business in the 80s. He would use one for all his travel…

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