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Nicomedes, by Pierre Corneille (1658)

2nd century B.C. Rome’s enemies are falling one  by one. The great Hannibal is dead and there is no-one left to prevent Rome from stretching its greedy fingers out towards Asia Minor and the kingdom of Bithynia. King Prusias is … Continue reading

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Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters (2002)

          This book came to me from Scotland, sent to me by a good friend who participated in the 2011 World Book Night and remembered how much I love books (and receiving presents!). Though I had a few misgivings, … Continue reading

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A Plot in a Shoebox

     About a month and a half ago, I was reading The Debutante, by Kathleen Tessaro. It’s a mystery story, about two people who are sent to catalogue the contents of an old English house after the owner’s death and … Continue reading

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