Tag Archives: London

Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger


Speaking of symmetry, at one point, I wondered in Niffeneger’s name was an anagram…Reggeneiffen? Too much Scrabble, I guess. The first thing I learned was that Highgate Cemetary is a real place. It sounds so well described in the book … Continue reading

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Old Earth by Gary Grossman


As a former archaeologist and casual caver, I really enjoyed this audio book from Audible. If you enjoyed books like the DaVinci Code or National Treasure, you probably will enjoy this one. The story has to do with mysterious walls … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife, BBC


This is a brilliant show. It drew me in from the first episode. It is about a group of young women who work with nuns to deliver babies and provide neonatal care in the poor East End of London following … Continue reading

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Red 2, a film


I enjoyed the first film and this one is even better! I love Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones. They both put in strong performances as British and Russian spies respectively. The crazy academic is Anthony Hopkins. Bruce Willis plays an … Continue reading

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Saffy’s Angel, by Hilary McKay


This is a lovely, engaging story that will appeal to girls. 13 year old Saffy lives in a household of artists with her disorganized but talented mother Eva, her teenage sister Caddy,  her brother Indigo, and her other little sister … Continue reading

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Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher


Stoneheart is Book One of the Stoneheart Trilogy. I am looking forward to reading the next book, Ironhand, when I can find some spare time. Stoneheart was a page turner and a nail biter. Young George starts out as a … Continue reading

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Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers


Theodosia is a young lady of about 12 living in England between the world wars. Her parents are archaeologists and curators of a small Egyptian museum in London. The School Library Journal called her a “combination of Nancy Drew and … Continue reading

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