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Review: The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly

My Interest When I read the blurb, I first thought of Vita Sackville-West and Sissinghurst, so I knew I must read it. I gave a silent prayer that it wouldn’t be riddled with titles and mangled forms of address or full of cliches of country house life. Thankfully, my prayers were heard. The Story The… Continue reading Review: The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly

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Nonfiction November: Nonfiction–Fiction Pairings

I couldn’t decide if these pairs had to have at least one book read this year or not! I’ve done a lot of this sort of post so I’m always eyeing potential pairings. This week’s host for Nonfiction November is Doing Dewey. Won’t you be nice and click and go see their post? My Pairings… Continue reading Nonfiction November: Nonfiction–Fiction Pairings

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Review: Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them by Sian Evans

Thank you to NetGalley for an advance copy of the audio version of this book. My Interest Social history is a favorite topic of mine, as is the liberation of women, so this book checked all the right boxes. Add to it that it was an audio and I was out of audios–well it just… Continue reading Review: Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them by Sian Evans

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“Fantasy Island:” You are invited to tea!

Source A few weeks back I wrote about a favorite “Fantasy Island” of mine–the Stampington Studio’s luscious magazines!  Today “De Plane! De Plane” is landing on the island to take us to tea! Never mind that I almost live on iced tea, today we’re doing it up grand and looking at some favorite sources of… Continue reading “Fantasy Island:” You are invited to tea!

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Mid-Month Reading: Such an Extraordinary bunch of books I couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about them!

What a fabulous reading month!!!! THREE, count ’em, THREE that are MUSTS.….(Though these are not listed in any order–just the order I typed them. They are equally brilliant to me). When a wealthy Senator’s daughter is forced to take the “Pauper’s Pledge” and work for the W.P.A. Writer’s Project in Macedonia, West Virginia, you might… Continue reading Mid-Month Reading: Such an Extraordinary bunch of books I couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about them!

The Royal Family

COPYRIGHT PROTECTED Copyright information Copyright information Do you recognize these faces? If you don’t that’s ok. Most people would not recognize them, but in the United Kingdom (aka England) they play an important and often unrecognized role. They are “minor royals.” The gentleman in black tie and glasses is H.R.H. the Prince Richard Duke of… Continue reading The Royal Family