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11 comments:

  1. I wonder who will be the first to leave their footprint by signing our Guest Book?

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  2. Hello, I am Bernadette. I would like to send you a book review, please. It is about Swedish writer Jonas Jonasson's book "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared". This is a very funny book, a delight to read. Allan Karlsson, the 100 year old, starts on an extraordinary unplanned adventure when he climbs out the window of his room in an old people's home on his 100th birthday. We see in a series of flashbacks that this is the way he has led his life. He just found himself in a variety of situations and thought it would be interesting to see how things worked out. This led to his meeting a series of 20th century historical figures, all because he discovered as a young boy that he liked to blow things up.

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    1. Hello Bernadette. I hope you will join us again and share the books you have been reading.Did I see that this novel had been released as a movie recently?

      For more recent book to movie adaptations go to Entertainment, and look under movies.

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    2. Sounds fun Bernadette; welcome to the group!

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    3. Yes, Moi, it is one of the funniest films I have seen in quite a while.

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  3. I saw it reviewed recently and have put it on my wish list. Looks interesting and I love most things Swedish.

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  4. Bernadette again.
    Should I write her or somewhere else?
    Anyway, for those of you who like murders, humour and stories of Ancient Rome, the English writer, Lindsey Davis, would fulfill all three for you. Her Marcus Didius Falco series will take you to Rome in the days of the Flavian dynasty (the ones who built the Colluseum). Lyndsey Davis provides a wonderfully accurate picture of Rome in those days and especially from the point of view of the ordinary citizen. Falco is born a Plebian and makes his living as an "informer" for the Emperor. Today we would call him a detective. The series has Falco traveling all over the Roman world of the 1st century AD, but before the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. He meets the love of his life, Helena, and the series covers their relationship, as she helps him with his inquiries, being able to visit places where he could not go. There are some serious problems here, because Helena is a Patrician, the daughter of a Senator, and Roman Law forbids marriage between Plebians and Patricians. I have read the whole series and found it hard to wait, when I had finished reading one book, for the next library copy to become available. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did.

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  5. I'v read a few of them, Bernadette but it was quite a long time ago so maybe I should go back to some of the newer ones.

    I found a good new mystery (new to me that is) writer while we were in England and have ordered another of her books through amazon.uk as you can't get them here - Laura Wilson.

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    1. I haven't heard of her, jaywalker. I'm deep into the Amelia Peabody Murder Mysteries, by Elizabeth Peters, at present.

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    2. Testing testing again ...

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    3. ah it worked this time - have posted a couple of long comments and they didn;t publish....

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