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James Herriot Country

And so, another school year is under way. While I did not relish sitting through endless, tedious start-of-term meetings, and bidding adieu to mornings in bed is proving to be a wrench, it has been fun catching up with colleagues … Continue reading

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Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (2006)

          With more than 10 million copies sold worldwide and a $60 million budget Brad Pitt-produced movie adaptation, I don’t think it’s necessary anymore to present Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything. I saw … Continue reading

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Wait for Me! by Deborah Mitford (2010)

          My interest in the Mitford family is fairly recent and can be traced back to the day I first watched the wonderful BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate. Nancy’s portrayal of her family is … Continue reading

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Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes (1996)

     Shall I confess it? I saw the movie long before I read the book. Indeed, it was the movie that first brought the book to my attention – until then, I had never heard of Frances Mayes, even though … Continue reading

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