Tag Archives: travel

A Postcard From Melk

There is something so delightfully romantic about getting postcards from abroad! Yesterday I received one of Melk Abbey, in Austria, from an American friend who spent the month of March touring Europe. Austria is down on my list of places … Continue reading

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Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume, by Silvena Rowe (2010)

     The evenings are drawing in and all of a sudden it is chilly enough to start wearing jackets and scarves again. Autumn is a particularly beautiful season so I don’t mind – the only thing that gets me down … Continue reading

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Southern Belles and Books

I’m afraid I’ve gone MIA these past few weeks. Miss Darcy’s Library hasn’t been far from my thoughts, and I do have a whole list of reviews on the way, but I just can’t seem to finish one. In the … Continue reading

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London, here I come (help!)

     I’m afraid I haven’t had much time to blog lately, despite the fact that I have four books waiting to be reviewed. The truth is work has finally caught up with me. Don’t think I can’t hear you say … 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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A Room with a View, by E. M. Forster (1908)

          This is my favourite of E. M. Forster’s novels. It is guaranteed to put one in a good mood with the whole world – for how can one possibly feel quarrelsome when faced with youth, love, laughter, and … 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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