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Lally Brown, The Countess, Napoleon, and St Helena Fact and Fiction Mixed with Memoirs ‘The Countess, Napoleon, and St Helena’ is a strong minestrone. This kind of soup is a good opportunity to get rid of scraps and it can make a delicious dish. The question is if it works in literature. Honestly, I’m not… Continue reading More Reviews


* The sky erupts in crimson petals Velvet thoughts and zephyrs fill the air Silky rose petals form strange contours on the horizon As Helios the divine retracts his beams * Slowly, on an eternal arc, rises Luna The inscrutable Changeable On her mysterious arc * Constellations blink and glisten Rigid and possessive Glittering stars… Continue reading Nightscape

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A Mystery

* Life works its magic underground. All the trials, all the pain, all the misery; the fights, and the tribulations happen for a reason. Perhaps. It is possible. Of course, we can’t be sure of it. We can’t be sure of anything. Still, it looks like something, or someone, deals us a hand. We have… Continue reading A Mystery

Storm, Poem

* Quiet Deathly quiet. Not a leaf stirs. A bird scolds as it flies. Dust rises for no reason. The milky sky darkens, Brown and yellow colours swirl as clouds draw up beyond the horizon. A single drop hits the pavement. The air is still. Waiting. Far away rumbling drifts and dies. Silence. Oppressive calm… Continue reading Storm, Poem

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What Will Happen Next?

* First came the pandemic and now Ukraine is at war against invading Russians. It hurts to think about it, but such thoughts are also unavoidable. It is bad enough that we have a rampant maniac sitting in Kremlin, ordering Russia’s military to invade an independent country, but that isn’t all. These last years have… Continue reading What Will Happen Next?

Sky Mountain (Himmelbjerget)

* Lazy water lapping at the greensward Sunrise over the trees mark A tower reaching towards the sky. It casts a long shadow that never reaches the water * From the lake, the tower seems elevated But the foreshortening view Makes it appear stocky As it squats on top of the hill * Who was… Continue reading Sky Mountain (Himmelbjerget)

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My First Reviews 2022

Val Penny, The First Cut (Jane Renwick Series) A Case Hanging on the Perpetrator’s DNA Jane Renwick, born Smith, carries a troubling childhood with her but has pulled herself out of trouble and achieved a good life. She’s found friends and colleagues, including her wife Rachel Anderson, at her job as DC in Glasgow and… Continue reading My First Reviews 2022

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