The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – it took on a new relevance in the recent furore created by devious means adopted by the British tabloid press to gain information. [More] …

Crossword No 252 Downhill by Chalicea

Cryptic crossword No 252

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – The ten highlighted solutions are of a kind and the clues have no definiton, only wordplay [More] …

Brunel The Man Who Built the World

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – This gifted son of the man who designed the first Thames tunnel revolutionised engineering [More] …

Crossword No 251 by Chalicea

No 250 solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – 22 Memorial in Trafalgar Square London (7,6) [More] …

The First Casualty by Ben Elton

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – What is the first casualty? Well – it isn’t a soldier … [More] …

Cryptic Crossword No 250 by Chalicea

No 249 solution

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

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

No 247 solution

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] …