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dale-estey's picture
Feb.24.2014
Alice Herz-Sommer obviously had a much more remarkable life than meeting Kafka, but it a part which touched her life - and which she remembered. All three of Kafka's sisters died in the camps, as did other people from his life. The trails of history, and how they can intertwine. [DE] Polly...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jan.24.2014
           It’s almost impossible to travel without coming up against the violence that’s such a part of the human story.  Maybe it has always been this way, but it seems more immediate these days.  The causes may be varied, but the...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.08.2013
Well, not out in public, at any rate. But I am sure Ms. Collins had some fine and delicate questions to ask HM, who has dealt with many a sex scandal in her own family. A new book, perhaps? With some of the royalties going to royalty? [DE]     'It's quite a thing to write books': Queen...
steven-belanger's picture
Oct.26.2013
Photo: Book's cover (and the Chiandros portrait) from mathomhouse.typepad.com.   Mostly-fascinating collection of essays, thoughts, theories and placing-you-there Elizabethan history that attempts to understand nothing less than the very mind of Shakespeare, as a man of his time, and--as...
steven-belanger's picture
Aug.20.2013
Photo: Title page of the 1609 Sonnets, from its Wikipedia page.   Clinton Heylin's So Long As Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Sonnets is a very quick and interesting read about Shakespeare's unauthorized (according to the author--and I agree with him) 1609 Sonnets.  He...
orna-b-raz's picture
Aug.11.2013
Johnny and I were sitting  in the train when he drew my attention to one of the headlines in the freebie that was lying about. It took me a few seconds to decipher that title. Then it occurred to me that those  kind of titles were incomprehensible to many of the tourists who were...
sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Jul.28.2013
 I am so happy to get all of these amazing 5-star reviews for Charity's Heart.  This story (historical, romantic suspense) takes place in 1888 London and while a romance, also has a suspenseful aspect to it, dabbling into Jack the Ripper and his horrendous crimes!  You can check...
sofia-diana-gabel's picture
May.25.2013
My bawdy novella, The Indisputable Legend of Thomas Parr, is available from Smashwords for FREE until June 1st. This is a tale based on the real Thomas Parr, a simple country gentleman from Shropshire, England in the 1500s who was rumored to be 150 years old at his death. He was also rumored to...
farzana-versey's picture
May.22.2013
They hacked a soldier to death. What was as bad as the spectacle of TV anchors giving tantalising sound bites about the possible images of the beheading was the surprise over Prime Minister David Cameron cutting short his visit in France and calling for a special meeting. Is this not what a...
dale-estey's picture
May.16.2013
OK, there were no cameras, but one of the most endearing and lasting "celebrity" encounters happened 250 years ago in London. James Boswell met Samuel Johnson and dogged his tracks for over twenty years. His reports have made them both famous. [DE] Samuel Johnson and James Boswell at the Club in...