Portfolio Tag: Photos

The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael

The Novels The Prequel: A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael (published in September 1988, set in 1120) The first Chronicle: A Morbid Taste for Bones (published in August 1977, set in 1137) The second Chronicle: One Corpse Too Many (published in July 1979, set in August 1138) The third Chronicle: Monk’s Hood (published […]

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An Alphabet of Likes and Dislikes

This project is based on a very similar series of blog posts that I saw in BeetleyPete‘s blog and liked so much that I decided I’ll have a go at it, too — not least because it may also serve as an introduction to those of you who haven’t been following me for a long […]

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Kill Your Darlings

Aaaand … that’s a wrap. My Kill Your Darling Books.   Green Round: Team MbD – Lillelara – TA Round 1 Suspect Own guess / card played: Madeleine L’Engle – wrong – 5 points Correct guess: None Victims Own guess / card played: Katniss Everdeen – 5 points Correct guess: None Crime Scenes Own guess […]

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On Page and Screen

Bringing together great literature and its equally great screen adaptations. Note: Authors are included here if I own a screen adaptation of at least one of their works and have either reviewed / blogged about that screen adaptation or about any one of the author’s literary works.  At the same time, however, for each of […]

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Measure for Measure

   Globe Theatre, London: outside, stage and stalls, and stage roof and balcony Introduction I was initiated into the unique world of Shakespeare’s poetry and plays in high school and, I believe like many people, though instantly smitten with the man and his works, meandered a while before settling on my all-time favourite piece – […]

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As My Wimsey Takes Me

Dorothy L. Sayers Author page: biographical sketch, bibliography, quotes, links (Auto-) Biographical Works The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist 1937–1943, From Novelist to Playwright 1944–1950, A Noble Daring 1951–1957, In the Midst of Life Child and Woman of Her Time   Barbara Reynolds: Dorothy L. Sayers – Her […]

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The Gourmet Corner

On the last night of the cooking class offered by Cornell Hotel School to non-Hotel School students, with my Argentinian friend and classmate Victoria (winter 1998). An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes Likes A – Asian Food C – Citrus Fruits D – Diet Coke E – Earthenware K – Kitchen Counters M – […]

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The Cat’s Whiskers

 Friendly Felines: Past and Present They’ve been my babies since November 2018 (both 15 months old then): Twin brothers / litter mates Sunny (left) and Charlie (right).   He was named Horst at the shelter, but I soon rechristened him Teddy. Alas, we were destined to be together for less than a year (June 2017 […]

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