Monthly Archives: May 2016

“Hunt for White Gold” by Mark Keating

A tale of pirates and porcelain seems a strange combination. The action is set around 1717-1718, the golden age of piracy is coming to an end, as the 1715 Treaty of Utrecht, stopped the British Government looking on pirates as … Continue reading

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“The Patience of the Spider” by Andrea Camilleri

Having enjoyed and reviewed The Snack Thief, I was happy to sit down to an extra helping of Camilleri and his inspector Montalbano. I took this book with me on a trip to Italy, although I was travelling in the … Continue reading

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“Dance of the Happy Shades” by Alice Munro

Alice Munro is the first Canadian Laureate for Literature, awarded in 2013 for her mastery of the short story. This is her first collection of stories, originally published in 1968. There are 15 short stories, some I liked more than … Continue reading

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