First read in 2010, reread in 2014.
After solving the mystery of Whose Body Lord Peter Wimsey holidays in the wilds of Corsica, but, tiring of the rustic and wanting a bit of luxury he heads to Paris where he gets the shocking news that his brother, the Duke of Denver, has been arrested for murder. And the victim was Denis Cathcart, his sister’s fiancée. Wimsey heads for home straight away, and together with Inspector Parker he begins to investigate what actually happened.
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Read originally 19/07/2010. Reread June 2014 On my reread I enjoyed it just as much as the first time round, if not more. Wodehouse has that wonderful way of poking fun of people but somehow managing to do it without any nastiness. Original review below ISBN: 0140050361 Horace Appleby is a criminal, specialising in “inside […]
ISBNs: 9781936689026 & 9781936689033
Book One: The House of Diamond – Book Two: The Mountain of Iron
The world was green and grey, balanced on a serrated knife of pine and madrone, stretching as far as the eye could see.
Lyra is fleeing for her life. She has just seen her family massacred by her half-brother and his men. She escaped, more through luck than skill, and is now injured and in alone in the world. But luck is on her side, for a dog-soldier, Sadrao has found her. Loyal and protective, as dog soldiers were designed and created to be, he takes her under his care and brings her on his journey. A journey involving elves, half-elf possible murderers, sorcerers, and a whole heap more of adventure.
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A Discworld novel.
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We first met Moist Von Lipwig back in Going Postal, now, with the Post Office running successfully Ankh-Morpork’s beloved tyrant Vetinari has another role in mind for our con-man gone straight. What would suit him better than taking over one of the city’s ailing banks. Afterall a city needs money and investment in order to grow and prosper.
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This film I really, really enjoyed, but the problem is that if I say too much about it I might ruin it for you. So, in brief, Costner plays earl Brooks, a ceramic maker. A big name in the business community. But Mr. Brooks has another side to him; he likes to kill. He believes himself addicted to murder, and every now and then he falls off the wagon and his alter-ego, Marshall, gets what he wants, a murder. But on his most recent outing he makes a bad mistake and gets photographed at the scene. He know has to deal with the photographer as well as his own family issues.
The trouble with M:I3 is that it is in essence a meh film. We all go knowing what to expect; gadgets, stunts, and Tom Cruise coming out a winner. And that is what happens in this film, so we can’t really complain. There is no real need to complain, because if you went to see […]
This a wonderfully easy film. Easy to watch, easy to enjoy but I also found it easy to forget :( I’d still recommend it, but it is not an outstanding classic. It is however a way to spend an enjoyable afternoon. Read more about Big Fish [based on book] …