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The man in the picture

Part of my RIP VIII reading. Oliver is visiting his old Oxford tutor when Theo begins to tell him a story. It is a cold January night, perfe [...]

Rappacini’s daughter [essay]

This week’s essay for my Coursera Course got a 5. W00t :) Beatrice, Beatrice, let down your hair. Giovanni is not a pregnant woman, bu [...]
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Rappaccini’s Daughter

Giovanni moves to a new city, and finds that his apartment overlooks an enclosed garden where beautiful flowers grow. And a beautiful woman [...]

The Black Opera

Conrad Scalese’s latest opera was a great success. Unfortunately the theatre in which it was performed has just been stuck by lighteni [...]

Ghosts of Vesuvius

It is hard to blu [...]


Spartacus : Gods of the arena

First things first, this is an awesome show. Awesome! Anyone who says different is just plain wrong!


Blameless

by Gail Carriger If you haven’t yet read Soulless and Changeless then I am afraid that this review will contain spoilers for those two bo [...]

A Thread of Grace

ISBN: 9780552772884 A simple answer to a simple question. That’s all Werner Schramm required. This book I loved. Loved. But I should h [...]

Rome 2.10 De Parte Vostro

The final episode. I’m going to miss Lamb and Chicken, and even scheming Caesar/Octavian, not to mention bitch-Atia and all the others [...]
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