Category Archives: Literary Trails

Literary Trail IV: “Shamrocks, St. Patrick and leprechauns” – The Begorrathon Reading Ireland month – March 2016

Dear All, It can’t just be a happy coincidence. Am tickled pink, having just recently spent a truly joyous evening up at Montmartre as a very thrilled guest of the Global Nomads book group. Like Lucy and Sarah at Hard Book Habit … Continue reading

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Literary Trail III – books based in and on the Big Apple

Simone de Beauvoir is apparently often quoted for maintaining that “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless“, while Groucho Marx infamously declared that “Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book – … Continue reading

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Literary Trail II : or “10 reasons to want to instantly decamp to New York”…

 10 reasons – there could be a hundred…. 1: The Strand Bookstore – 828 Broadway, on the corner of 12th. Arguably the biggest bookshop in the world, and certainly one of the best have ever set foot into, The Strand … Continue reading

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Literary Trail I – New York: Helen Mirren, “The Lady/Woman in Gold” & “The Audience”

Miracles never cease. If D hadn’t pulled off an amazing one-time-only week of work placement in New York, and if N hadn’t mentioned the idea of going to the cinema there and seeing “The Woman in Gold” before it came … Continue reading

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“Tulip Fever” by Deborah Moggach (1999) – book review

Freshly returned from a whirlwind overnight trip to Amsterdam, and couldn’t prevent myself from dusting down a book I read several hundred years ago to see whether it had not only stood the test of time, but had perhaps even … Continue reading

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