Crossword No 271 by Chalicea

No 270solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     1  Membrane of the uterus (7)     5  Full of pathological microorganisms (5)     8  Porch along the outside of a building (7)     9  Electronic […]

The Code by Chris Martos

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – When I find a punctuation error, a grammatical error, a misprint or a flawed piece of reasoning in a work I am reading, I tend to turn up the bottom of the page with the intention of pointing the problem out to the author or publisher, so that […]

Cryptic Crossword No 270 by Chalicea

No 269 solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     7  The proverb says that when problems arise, this mate is 16/5 (13, four words)     8  Solitary cantos I’m changing (8)     9  Lean style? […]

Latecomers by Anita Brookner

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Who hasn’t read Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac. I was intrigued to find Latecomers on the library shelf, a novel I hadn’t encountered. It has the same detailed scrutiny of the way individuals create their state of mind. Two couples are the subject of the novel.Two Thomas’s met […]

Crossword No 269 by Chalicea

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     1  Mass of frozen material that permanently covers a large area of land (6)     4  Last Anglo-Saxon king of England (6)     9  Island state […]

Friends in High Places by Donna Leon

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Time for my monthly virtual trip to Venice with another of Donna Leon’s crime thrillers. I find it astonishing how many areas of Venetian culture she manages to explore as the backdrops for her finely crafted stories. The story begins, this time, when a rather unprepossessing young man […]

Cryptic Crossword No 268 Quoting by Chalicea

No 267solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. All the across entries consist of words found in literary quotations. Across     7  Is this a …… which I see before me (Macbeth) (6)     8  ……is […]

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – I am a great Ian McEwan fan: he never disappoints and The Children Act is no exception. It is simply stunning both in the quality of the writing and in the effect the plot has on the reader. Oh how I wish it could have ended differently, though, […]

General Knowledge Crossword 267 by Chalicea

No 267

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     1  Long flat runners attached to the feet for gliding over snow (4)     3  United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for […]

The Venetian Empire by Jan Morris

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – In The Venetian Empire Jan Morris takes on a journey through what was for almost seven hundred years the maritime empire of the Republic of Venice. Her journey begins and ends in Venice – sumptuously illustrated by art works and photographs. In a journey through time and space, she visits […]