My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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] …

The Lewis Man by Peter May

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – I started with Peter May’s The Lewis Man. It stands perfectly well on its own and I was immediately hooked and will have to read The Black House and The Chess Men. [More] …

Crossword No 199 by Chalicea

No 199

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – 1 Wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles) (6) [More] …