Jon Stallworthy, Anthem for Doomed Youth

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – The vileness they portray is familiar to every schoolchild even today when they read that ‘hell’s last horrors break them and they run … [More] …

The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Caterina soon learns that their rapacious instincts have been aroused by the suggestion that there is a treasure available [More] …

Cryptic crossword No 248 by Chalicea

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Eight clues are of a kind and have wordplay only [More] …

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – The Afghanistan of the seventies, where Amir and Hassan grow up together, sounds like a paradise and the kite running, which becomes thematic in the novel, is an exciting part of that paradise [More] …

Crossword no 247 by Chalicea

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Scientist who studies physical and biological aspects of the seas (13) [More] …

The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Wallander, in his usual way, is unable to prevent himself from becoming involved, even though this is strictly an affair for the Stockholm police. He uncovers a very complex affair that seems to involve cold-war espionage. [More! …

Cryptic Crossword No 246 by Chalicea

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Nine solutions have a feature in common and the clues consist of word play only [More] …

A Noble Radiance by Donna Leon

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Needing something to read during a long transatlantic journey, I opted for one of my favourites, a Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery by Donna Leon [More] …

Crossword No 245 by Chalicea

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – 1 King of Egypt 1936 to 1952 (6) [More] …

Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991 by Orlando Figes

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – How very sad to read Figes’ final judgement that, just as in 1917, the mass of Russians after the break up of 1991 would probably be justified in thinking that nothing has changed. [More] …