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In October 2013 Tom Rath published EAT MOVE SLEEP, a book whose title has no commas. Its subtitle is HOW SMALL CHOICES LEAD TO BIG CHANGES.      I read Tom Rath's EAT MOVE SLEEP …
reviewed George du Maurier - TRILBY. November 13, 2013
A year ago I had never heard of painter, satirist, book illustrator and novelist George du Maurier (1834 - 1896). I came to know George through his granddaughter Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 1898), author …
Daphne du Maurier - GERALD: A PORTRAIT
Novelist (author of REBECCA) Daphne du Maurier was only 27 when her father died in 1934. To honor his memory she published the following year GERALD: A PORTRAIT.      Notably, Daphne …
I can think of two general sorts of readers who will read Tom Standage's newest (2013) book. Its title is WRITING ON THE WALL. The explanatory sub-title is SOCIAL MEDIA - THE FIRST 2,000 YEARS.   …
Daphne du Maurier - JAMAICA INN19
Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 1989) was not yet 30 when her fifth book and fourth novel JAMAICA INN was published in 1936.   JAMAICA INN, like Stevenson's TREASURE ISLAND and Greene's THIS …
reviewed Daphne du Maurier - JULIUS. September 26, 2013
  Over the next 18 months or so I plan to read all or most of Daphne du Maurier's published works. Then I shall co-teach with my wife an informal adult education survey. This project began …
Louise Steinman's about to be published (November 5, 2013) THE CROOKED MIRROR: A MEMOIR OF POLISH-JEWISH RECONCILIATION gave me several new insights.    -- First is the author's belief …
All of us are eaters. We have no choice. It is either eat or die.   Most of us also probably cook something at least now and then. Possibly haphazardly, a sandwich here, a waffle there, a grilled …
Richard Holmes - FALLING UPWARDS
The 2013 book being reviewed is FALLING UPWARDS. Its subtitle is HOW WE TOOK TO THE AIR. Its author is Richard Brooke, a north Englishman and retired Professor of Biography. FALLING UPWARD holds a tiny …
I suspect that adherents to any religion find themselves tugged this way and that by two well attested extremes of setting about drawing close to God. You can either do the minimum or do the maximum. Most …
By 2010 it had become clear that debts to international banks had grown beyond Greece's single-handed ability to repay or service. By 2013 it has become frighteningly clear at a far deeper level …
Daphne du Maurier - THE LOVING SPIRIT
On a foggy day in 1830 Cornwall, England, Janet Coombe (b. 1811) married her second cousin Thomas Coombe (b. 1805) in the little old church at Lanoc across the bay. Both were residents of the fictional …
William J. Broad - THE SCIENCE OF YOGA: THE MYTHS AND THE REWARDS
  What a splendid book is WIlliam J. Broad's 2012 THE SCIENCE OF YOGA: THE MYTHS AND THE REWARDS!   It has history, analysis, black and white drawings of yoga poses like Cobra, Mountain, …
daphne du maurier - I'LL NEVER BE YOUNG AGAIN
    23 year old Daphne du Maurier's novel I'LL NEVER BE YOUNG AGAIN either makes readers think and reflect or judge it a very ordinary, somewhat incoherent tale. Dashed off June-July, …
In retrospect, militarily the South's effort to secede from the United States (1860 - 1865) began rapidly to unravel July 17, 1864 when Confederate President Jefferson Davis relieved cautious General …
RUMI: WHIRLING DERVISH by Demi
Aimed at readers as young as eight years old, American author Demi's 2009, 31-page book RUMI: WHIRLING DERVISH will at a minimum nicely adorn your living room coffee table.    Does this …
    I doubt that Dame Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 1989) lived so long that our current mantra "think outside the box" was in her active vocabulary. But allow her thoughts, imaginative …
At some level Max Sculley's 2012 book YOGA, TAI-CHI, REIKI reads like the early stages of an apocalyptic, end of the world, clash of civilizations sci-fi novel. A radically insecure, increasingly …
In June 1969 when Labour Politician/Academic Harold Wilson was British Prime Minister, Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 1989) was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), a title she …
Probably the very latest book on retirement communities to roll down the presses is retired realtor Ruth Alvarez's 2012/2013 book with the mysterious title and clarifying subtitle, FIND THE RIGHT …
Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 1989) did not believe in traditional individual immortality after death. But, a student of Carl Gustav Jung, she held two related beliefs in a universal consciousness and in …
Readers of lunch.com were introduced to author Carol Gregson in my review of her first stab at memoirs, LEAKY BOOTS (2003, 2007). Now in 2013 comes a second look at this legendary teller of tales of the …
The Birds and Other Stories
I hope that you like Daphne Du Maurier (1907 - 1989).      Because if you don't, you won't want to read a sizeable number of my book reviews over the next 18 months or so. …
Have you ever swum in a race from one side of the Mississippi River to the other?      Or wrestled to the ground a pet bear after other Union soldiers had been bested one by one by …
reviewed Where Should I Live When I Retire?: A.... May 30, 2013
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Where Should I Live When I Retire?: A Guide to Continuing-Care Communities
Neither did I until I read Chapter 8, "The First Year and Beyond" of Bernice Kohn Hunt's 2006 WHERE SHOULD I LIVE WHEN I RETIRE? A GUIDE TO CONTINUING-CARE (Retirement) COMMUNITIES...acronym …
Richard L. Morgan - SETTLING IN: MY FIRST YEAR IN A RETIREMENT COMMUNITYA
Who can read with profit Reverend Richard Lyon Morgan's 2006 SETTLING IN: MY FIRST YEAR IN A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY?      -- (1) In the first instance previous readers and fans …
Let us now consider together Texas historian James C. Kearney's 2010 NASSAU PLANTATION: THE EVOLUTION OF A TEXAS GERMAN SLAVE PLANTATION.      Its narrative is 232 pages long. …
reviewed The Scapegoat. May 10, 2013
The Scapegoat
There are almost too many defensible ways to read and interpret English writer Daphne du Maurier's 1957 novel THE SCAPEGOAT.      -- First, the story is distinctly weird, eerie. …
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
INTRODUCTORY NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS ABOUT THE 1938 NOVEL...NOT THE 2008 MOVIE. TPK 05/03/2013   =-=-=-=-=-=-= English writer Winifred Watson (1906 - 2002) published six novels between 1935 and …
  Friedrich Armand Strubberg (1806 –1889) lived in Texas both when it was an independent republic and briefly when it was a State. He released 21 books written in German between 1858 and …
reviewed Schick Hydro FIVE Disposable Razors. March 29, 2013
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I asked amazon.com's VINE program to send me to use and review a free three pack of its HYDRO FIVE DISPOSABLE RAZORS. After an initial problem or two flowing from lack of information provided by manufacturer …
I am always happy to learn new words. So warm thanks to Gerald Shea, author of 2013's SONG WITHOUT WORDS: DISCOVERING MY DEAFNESS HALFWAY THROUGH LIFE. For lawyer Shea introduced me to the word "cophosis."& …
  I myself had very little interest in autism, Asperger's syndrome and such behavioral and brain conditions until April 2012 when I heard the father of a 25 year old low-functioning autistic …
  SPOILER ALERT: The title of my review is a quotation from the next to last page of Walter Besant's offbeat novel of 1883, ALL IN A GARDEN FAIR: THE SIMPLE STORY OF THREE BOYS AND A GIRL. …
ANNA OF THE FIVE TOWNS is a 1902 novel by Arnold Bennett. Set in late 19th Century Staffordshire, the novel is drenched in facts and background but is also quirkily non-fictional both as to facts and …
In 2006 appeared THE HISTORY OF BRITISH INDIA: A CHRONOLOGY by John F. Riddick, Professor Emeritus of Central Michigan University. Riddick says that he authored this CHRONOLOGY from annoyance atfter finding …
  Nigel Cliff's HOLY WAR (2011) is a minutely detailed study of Portuguese Atlantic and Pacific Ocean voyages of discovery and conquest from the 15th to the 17th Centuries. Discoveries included …
reviewed iHome by Lifeworks Technology IMAC-K1.... July 24, 2012
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Today I received from amazon.com/vine as a free sample to review a keyboard with the long name iHome by Lifeworks Technology IMAC-K121S Full Size Mac Keyboard with 2 USB Ports.  Between us my wife …
Rudyard Kipling - RUDYARD KIPLING'S WEST: AMERICAN NOTES
  Between late May and early October 1889 young Anglo-Indian journalist Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) crossed North America from west to east. By prearrangement with his late employer, the PIONEER …
Four months ago, March 08, 2012 I sent lunch.com the first of three reviews showcasing 1907 Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling as a pioneer science fiction writer:   (1) Twentieth Century Sci …
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