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Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
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Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. My Life in France (2006). 2013 

Monica Dickens. One Pair of Hands (1939) 2013

Bill Bryson. Shakespeare (2008) 2011                        

David Coomes. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life (1992) 2011

Colin Duriez.  J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship (2003)
For review, see encounter (lewis #1) 2010

Antonia Fraser. Mary, Queen of Scots (1969)
I made the rare decision to abandon this book at the halfway point, thus no review. I found Fraser to be detailed, painstakingly researched, and quite carefully accurate. She excels at giving context and making connections to a dazzling array of relevant events and figures. This book is an historical achievement of gargantuan proportions. Unfortunately, I stopped enjoying it somewhere in the four hundred pages of it that I read. I do not know if this is the fault of Fraser or rather of Mary, Queen of Scots. (2011)

Audrey Hawkridge. Jane and Her Gentlemen (2000) 2011

Robert Jobson. William’s Princess (2006). 2012

Margaret Paton, autobiographical. Letters From the South Seas (reprint published 2003). 2014 REVIEW PENDING . . .

Rebecca Skloot. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) 2011

Janet Soskice. Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Found the Hidden Gospels (2009) 2011

Jan Winebrenner. Steel In His Soul: The Dick Hillis Story (1996). 2014

 


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