Saying that I love Jane Austen’s novels is an understatement. To quote E.M. Forster, I am “slightly imbecile about Jane Austen.” I’m also a purist. All these prequels, sequels, fan fiction and something called ‘re-imaginings’ are… sacrilegious. And yet, even…

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Artist’s impression of the assassination 28 June 2014 will mark the centenary of the so-called ‘Sarajevo incident’, the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. This infamous event, euphemistically referred to…

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How many times have you thought about but never entered one of those competitions that ask you to tell them in less than 30 words why you should win because you felt that your answer would be lame? Or because…

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Certainly my cup of tea Until The Signature of All Things, I hadn’t read anything else written by Elizabeth Gilbert, not even her best selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love.  And don’t intend to. It’s just not my ‘cup of tea’. …

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Ok, maybe it is, but I’ve been thinking about this blog of mine for quite a while. To blog or not a blog, my mind went over and over the reasons for and against. And, surprise, surprise the against list…

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