Category Archives: Fiction

Now is the time…

I loved this novel so much and, like all the best and most timely reads, I chose it almost by accident, feeling my way into the author via a particular root I was following (“root” feels like exactly the right … Continue reading

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Healing the world

Having returned from Paris just a week or so ago, I expected my next post to be a sharing of some of the wonderfully idiosyncratic traits of this favourite city of mine as captured in some of my (many) photographs…and … Continue reading

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Love, light and Italy

Have just spent the third evening of the month of May enjoying the film of the 1922 novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim entitled “The Enchanted April“…and so am a little too late to achieve the synchronistic timing of an April viewing … Continue reading

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Eat Pray Love – an inner journey compared

Its been a while since I reviewed a book although this is no reflection of how many I’ve read of late because, in truth, I am reading more prolifically than ever, sometimes keeping abreast of up to 4 books (fiction … Continue reading

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Vignamaggio: Much Ado About Mona Lisa’s garden and a little slice of heaven

Vignamaggio: Fourteenth century Renaissance villa with breathtaking gardens set amidst the vines and olive groves that serve its own award-winning wine and its olive oil production. Also, reputedly, the birthplace of the possessor of that world-famous enigmatic smile, Leonardo da … Continue reading

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Poetic licence – literature into song

I’m always vaguely suspicious when I hear of a project that involves converting one art form into another, especially if “the original” holds nostalgic sway over me for one reason or another. After all,  it can be dangerous territory for … Continue reading

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Why I LOVE my Kindle

You know the old adage; what starts out as absolute loathing for someone or something turns into true love and happy-ever-after, a match made in heaven. It’s often the case that something you think you hate the very idea of becomes … Continue reading

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“The Novel in the Viola” – and memories of Tyneham

I’ve just finished reading “The Novel in the Viola” by Natasha Solomons and thought I would write a brief review of it, largely because it was inspired by a place that left a huge impression on me exactly 27 years ago, … Continue reading

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