Lancaster and York; The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir

Lancaster and York; The Wars of the Roses 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Perhaps the most surprising information that I learned is that Henry VIII’s grandmother, a strong-minded and powerful woman, was married at the age of twelve and was six months pregnant with his father at the age of thirtee [More] …

Cryptic Crossword No 204 by Chalicea

Lovers

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Three famous pairs of lovers appear in the unclued lights, one of two words and another occupying two lights. [More] …

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

My Name is Red 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Each chapter has a different narrator, in post-modern style, and we slowly piece together a picture of the rivalries and passions that pervade the world of miniaturists

Crossword No 203 by Chalicea

No 203

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Island off the northern coast of Kent in the Thames estuary (4,2,7) [More] …

The Woman without a Number, Iby Knill

Iby KnilL 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – There have been so many stories of Holocaust survivors but Iby Knill’s is different. [More] …

Cryptic Crossword No 202 by Chalicea

No 202

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – All the across clues are of a kind and are not specifically defined as such. [More] …

Weather

Observer Weather 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – I needed to check on cloud types and looked on the shelves for relevant books. [More] …

Crossword No 201 by Chalicea

CCS

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats (6)

8 40th President of the United States [More] …

Donna Leon, Drawing Conclusions

Telegraph Centenary Collection 001

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Anna Maria Giusti returns to her apartment from a failed visit to her lover’s parents in Palermo. She goes downstairs to the apartment of the elderly neighbour to collect her post and finds Signora Altavilla dead on the floor. {More} …

Cryptic Crossword No 200: Bicentenary by Chalicea

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – All clues have a celebratory feature in common. Definitions are normal but the wordplay omits that feature. [More] …