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Local Customs by Audrey Thomas

Local Customs by Audrey Thomas
Post Date: March 29, 2014

In this enthralling glimpse into a past world, the reader hears the lyrical voice, from beyond the grave, of Letitia Landon (Letty or LEL), a real-life successful poet in 1830s London.   Letty’s grave lies far from the streets and gentile life she inhabited in her first thirty-six years.  Anxious to escape personal scandal, she[…]

A Train in Winter,’ by Caroline Moorehead
Post Date: March 19, 2014

Another book about death camps?  Extermination?  Do I really want to go there again?  These are the questions I asked myself.  Caroline Moorehead’s sensitively-written biography of the 230 heroines who were herded into four cattle trucks on Convoi des 3100, in Compiegne, France, in January 1943, is much more than that.  It is a testament[…]