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Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway While I like his sketches of Paris in the 1920's, he wrote them much later, when he was embittered and not kind to people who had been his friends. Sara & Gerald Murphy were devastated when this was published, especially as he had been a kind of uncle to their young children. The first time I read them, I didn't know much about the time or the people, and I read it as non-fiction. But it's a memoir and one that skews many things. Really, I guess I give it 2.5 stars. A good companion book to balance this would be Sara and Gerald.