The Lost Men by Kelly Tyler-Lewis

Ross Sea Party 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – The world is remembering the opening events of the First World War at the moment but I have been reading an account of an equally harrowing series of events [More] …

Cryptic Crossword No 222 ‘Up in the Air’ by Chalicea

No 221.solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Words in the perimeter of the crossword and at 19 and 42 across are all 29s.They are clued without definitions – with wordplay only. [More] …

I Used to Know That

Things you forgot 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – We enjoy watching University Challenge on Monday evenings and I am struck, more and more often by the fact that the questions Jeremy Paxman fires at the teams are truly basic knowledge [More] …

Crossword No 221 by Chalicea

No 221

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – 4/22 Site of one of London’s most famous theatres (5,4) [More] …

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Sebastian Faulks has just been talking about his classic World War I novel Birdsong on the hundredth anniversary of the opening of the war

Cryptic Crossword No 220 ‘Flowers’ by Chalicea

Cryptic Crossword No 220 by Chalicea

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – All across solutions are of a type and have no wordplay. [More] …

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  - With nothing new to read, I picked up George Eliot’s classic, Middlemarch, determined, this time, to read to the very end (as on several previous attempts, I have not quite made it) and what a struggle that is. I know that illustrious critics have considered this one of […]

Crossword No 219 by Chalicea

No 219

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – 7 Capital and largest city situated centrally in Spain (6) [More] …

The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith

Seven 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – the highlight of the volume, for the readers, is when Bertie’s subliminal wish to be freed from his mother’s ministrations almost comes true; she disappears! [More] …

Cryptic Crossword No 218 by Chalicea

No 217 solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – All the across solutions are of a kind and have only word play. [More] …