Best used room in the house

From Dicken’s Bleak House: “Sit down, my dear,” said Mr Jarndyce. “This, you must know, is the growlery. When I am out of humour, I come and growl here.” “You must be here very seldom, sir,” said I. “O, you don’t know me!” he returned. “When I am deceived or disappointed in — the wind, [Read More...]

The End of the Affair

I’ve read a good deal of Graham Greene and my reactions have ranged from generally enjoyed to greatly enjoyed such as in the case of “The Power and the Glory.’  One of his books I hadn’t read was “The End of the Affair.”  The topic of the book just did not appeal to me.  Recently [Read More...]

The Secret Life of John Paul II

The Secret Life of John Paul II is a book recently translated into English written by Lino Zani a friend of the late Pope. The title promises more than it delivers, but it does present some nice behind the scenes look at Blessed Pope John Paul II. The title though sounds more like a tell-all [Read More...]


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