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With Wings Like Eagles. Michael Korda.

Korda, Michael. With Wings Like Eagles. HarperCollins, New York. 2009. NF; 5/18. As soon as I finished Korda’s other World War II book Alone I moved on to this one, interested to see the same kind of detail applied to … Continue reading

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Alone. Michael Korda.

Korda, Michael. Alone. Norton (Liveright), New York. 2017. NF; 5/18. This is the story of the evacuation of French and English soldiers from Dunkirk, France in 1940. Korda is a writer and publisher, now about 85 years old, who was … Continue reading

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Advice for Italian Boys. Anne Giardini.

Giardini, Anne. Advice for Italian Boys. HarperCollins Toronto, 2009. F;3/18. I was surprised to find that Ms. Giardini lives in my hometown of Vancouver, is the daughter of novelist Carol Shields, is qualified as a lawyer, has been active in … Continue reading

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Marc Fosh, Palma Mallorca.

April 2018. One of I think two Michelin starred restaurants on the island of Mallorca, this place in the middle of the city of Palma puts on a pretty high-class show. It’s on a narrow hard-to-access street in the old … Continue reading

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12 Rules for Life. Jordan Peterson.

Peterson, Jordan. 12 Rules for Life. Random House, Toronto, 2018. NF; 4/18. This is an unusual book that has been successful but controversial. Peterson is originally a small-town Alberta Canadian but has also taught and researched at Harvard, and is … Continue reading

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C’an Costa, Valldemossa, Mallorca.

April 2018. Following our pattern of driving away from our base camp to allegedly lovely towns and then seeking out Michelin-named restaurants for lunch, we chose this eatery in Valldemossa, which town we foolishly understood from a travel blogger was … Continue reading

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Es Recó de Randa, Randa, Mallorca.

April 2018. Set in a small second-floor indoor room of a four-star hotel and a bigger pretty outdoor terrace in this typically picturesque small town, this place looked like it was going to be a classy find. Sadly the food … Continue reading

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