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Christmas with Judi Dench

It was in the Slightly Foxed December newsletter that I first saw mention of this wonderful CD. “Given for Christmas” is a selection of Christmas-themed prose and poetry, read by a stellar cast of British actors and recorded at St … Continue reading

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Colette’s Roses

          A few days ago I received a parcel from America. I had never seen the handwriting before yet I hardly needed to look at the return address to know that it came from my friend Leonore, from New York. I … Continue reading

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Christmas Loot

          Christmas isn’t truly Christmas unless Santa leaves me a few books under the tree. I love tearing off wrapping paper and discovering the carefully chosen title beneath. Whereas chocolates never last very long, I can set aside my … Continue reading

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One Book, Two Books, Three Books, Four…

     This meme has been going around the blogosphere for the past few weeks and I think it’s a fun way of bringing several books to one’s readers’ attention at once. Rather like browsing in a bookshop, if one doesn’t like … Continue reading

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