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D is for “Death on the Nile”

Agatha Christie has long been a favourite of mine.  I love novels about sleepy little English villages with Miss Marple and tales set in more Cosmopolitan settings with Hercule Poirot, or vice versa.  The characters seem like old friends; we have met people with their virtues and foibles.  We can settle back with a cup of tea, an afghan, and an old paperback,  and read … Continue reading D is for “Death on the Nile”

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C is for Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

My C entry in the Blogging A to Z 2016 Challenge is “Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World” by Mark Kurlansky. This is not the kind of book I often read, but because I live in Newfoundland, an island settled because of the codfish, it was an appropriate one for me to read and include in this challenge. This book tells … Continue reading C is for Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

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B is for “Byron’s Daughter: A Biography of Elizabeth Medora Leigh”

Lord Byron had three daughters – Ada Lovelace, his daughter by his wife Isabella Milbanke, Allegra  Byron by his lover, Claire Clairmont, and Medora by his half-sister, Augusta Leigh. Although Medora took the surname of her mother’s husband, George Leigh, it is commonly believed that Lord Byron was her father. I am fascinated by the poets Shelley and Byron, not so much by their poetry … Continue reading B is for “Byron’s Daughter: A Biography of Elizabeth Medora Leigh”

Books 14 and 15: The Paris Wife and A Moveable Feast

Both of these books look at the life of Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley Richardson Hemingway in Paris in the 1920’s. The Paris Wife was written by Paula McLain and covers the life of Hadley Hemingway from the time she was 29 and marries the 21 year old Hemingway until the marriage ends in 1927. The story is told from Hadley’s point of view, … Continue reading Books 14 and 15: The Paris Wife and A Moveable Feast

Mondays With Buddy: Cabbit

Today’s cat word is cabbit.    Cab´  bit      (noun) A cabbit is a fictional hybrid between a cat and a rabbit. Mommy has told me about fictional creatures such as dragons  and ogres.  They don’t really exist, and I am glad because I would be soooo afraid of them. I would like to meet a cabbit but Mommy assures that they don’t exist, either. It seems … Continue reading Mondays With Buddy: Cabbit