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  • Not so new addiction XI

    The Small House in Allington by Anthony Trollope Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré Lemon Red by Cralan Kelder Sometimes you have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh by Leslie Brody Call for the Dead by John le Carre Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill Troubles by J.G.Farrell  (…)

  • Tale of two emails: Second email

    Second email: Viewed on the morning of 11/24/2020. Have not mentioned its content to a living soul. Not only due to the warning therein, but because a) chances are it’s a ruse, b) I don’t want to worry anyone. (If it’s the end, its the end.) Have, however, contacted the FBI online in which a(…)

  • Tale of two emails: First email

    tt   Two emails were received in the space of five days in the ninth month of pandemic: First email:                                                                        ><>< Tue, Nov 17, 2020 4:51 pm C____ (____@____n.com) hello Alison, i was watching a movie recently about a girl living on her own in a camper van – and she was reading found(…)

  • Not so new addiction X

    In the Ravine and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov A Delicate Truth by John le Carre The Kiss and the Duel by Anton Chekhov A Way in the World by V.S. Naipaul In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul The Enigma of Arrival by V.S. Naipaul Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham Plain Tales(…)

  • Not so new addiction IX

    In Morocco by Edith Wharton The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene The Third Man by Graham Greene Arabs by Tim Mackintosh-Smith The Longest Journey by E.M.Forster No Room in the Arc by Alan Moorehead One’s Company by Peter Fleming A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz Smoke by Ivan Turgenev The(…)

  • Not so new addiction VIII

    Belly of the Beast by Emile Zola The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler John Buchan Stories by John Buchan Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson The Comedians by Graham Greene The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf The Living Room by Graham Greene The Destruction and Other Stories(…)

  • Caustic and laughable (nuggets from Anton Chekhov)

    danced and wobbled ‘know that tea’ intrusion and alarm charming kiss-curls something caustic and laughable   big cropped head without fault a special cup and saucer kisses and calm dinners a woman who has read Spenser without love, I will tell you to the pines, to the mushrooms covered his face with a handkerchief  (…)

Not so new addiction XI

The Small House in Allington by Anthony Trollope Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré Lemon Red by Cralan Kelder Sometimes you have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh by Leslie Brody Call for the Dead by John le Carre Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill Troubles by J.G.Farrell  (…)

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Tale of two emails: Second email

Second email: Viewed on the morning of 11/24/2020. Have not mentioned its content to a living soul. Not only due to the warning therein, but because a) chances are it’s a ruse, b) I don’t want to worry anyone. (If it’s the end, its the end.) Have, however, contacted the FBI online in which a(…)

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Tale of two emails: First email

tt   Two emails were received in the space of five days in the ninth month of pandemic: First email:                                                                        ><>< Tue, Nov 17, 2020 4:51 pm C____ (____@____n.com) hello Alison, i was watching a movie recently about a girl living on her own in a camper van – and she was reading found(…)

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Not so new addiction X

In the Ravine and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov A Delicate Truth by John le Carre The Kiss and the Duel by Anton Chekhov A Way in the World by V.S. Naipaul In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul The Enigma of Arrival by V.S. Naipaul Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham Plain Tales(…)

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Not so new addiction IX

In Morocco by Edith Wharton The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene The Third Man by Graham Greene Arabs by Tim Mackintosh-Smith The Longest Journey by E.M.Forster No Room in the Arc by Alan Moorehead One’s Company by Peter Fleming A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz Smoke by Ivan Turgenev The(…)

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Not so new addiction VIII

Belly of the Beast by Emile Zola The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler John Buchan Stories by John Buchan Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson The Comedians by Graham Greene The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf The Living Room by Graham Greene The Destruction and Other Stories(…)

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