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Andres Neuman's "Traveler of the Century" is one of the smartest, sexiest books I've read in years, so I was glad to find this interview with him from Australian radio. "I assume that the reader is more clever than me," he says. http://ab.co/1NT993s

Andres Neuman's "Traveler of the Century" is one of the smartest, sexiest books I've read in years, so I was glad to find this interview with him from Australian radio. "I assume that the reader is more clever than me," he says. http://ab.co/1NT993s

Heinrich Böll (Νόμπελ Λογοτεχνίας 1972)

Heinrich Theodor Böll-- was one of Germany's foremost post-World War II writers. Böll was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize in 1967 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in

Dorothy Hartley (1893 – 1985) was an English social historian, illustrator, and author. Among her books are six volumes of "The Life and Work of the People of England", covering six centuries of English history. She is best known as the author of the book "Food in England" which had a strong influence on many contemporary cooks and food writers. Delia Smith called it: "A classic book without a worthy successor – a must for any keen English cook." It has remained in print since 1954.

Dorothy Hartley – was an English social historian, illustrator, and…

'Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories' by Andrea Camilleri (Andrea Camilleri, trans. from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli. (Penguin)

'Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories' by Andrea Camilleri (Andrea Camilleri, trans. from the Italian by Stephen Sartarelli.

Famous Five Covers - new ones by Quintin Blake and by contrast the ghastly 1980s design - truly dreadful. Why don't they just reissue them with the original covers?

Famous Five book covers: through the years

Famous Five Covers - new ones by Quintin Blake and by contrast the ghastly design - truly dreadful. Why don't they just reissue them with the original covers?

Heinrich Böll (1972 Literature NobelPrize) http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_B%C3%B6ll

Heinrich Theodor Böll ( 21 December 1917 – 16 July was one of Germany's foremost post-World War II writers. Böll was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize in 1967 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972

"Ask the Moon" -  the new and collected poems of Dannie Abse, who died in September 2014 at the age of 91. Abse, who was also a physician, writes with a directness and warmth that is rare in contemporary poetry. I'd recommend this to any lively reader, whether they normally read verse or not. Here's Abse reading his poem, "The Stethescope": https://app.box.com/files/0/s/dannie%20abse/1/f_21416672253

"Ask the Moon" - the new and collected poems of Dannie Abse, who died in September 2014 at the age of 91. Abse, who was also a physician, writes with a directness and warmth that is rare in contemporary poetry. I'd recommend this to any lively reader, whether they normally read verse or not. Here's Abse reading his poem, "The Stethescope": https://app.box.com/files/0/s/dannie%20abse/1/f_21416672253

Described as the "Jane Austen of the 20th Century" by J. B. Priestley, Dorothy Whipple enjoyed a period of great popularity between the wars, two of her novels being made into feature films,

Described as the "Jane Austen of the Century" by J. Priestley, Dorothy Whipple enjoyed a period of great popularity between the wars, two of her novels being made into feature films,

'Effi Briest' by Theodor Fontane Thomas Mann once said that, if he had to reduce his library to six books, one of them would be Fontane's novel. It's the story of a young girl whose parents arrange for her to marry a much older man who once courted her mother, with tragic consequences. Adapted for the screen in 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA_ckRkKZKA

'Effi Briest' by Theodor Fontane Thomas Mann once said that, if he had to reduce…

Oscar Wilde  Napoleon Sarony  (American (born Canada), Quebec 1821–1896 New York City)    Date:      1882

Oscar Wilde by Napoleon Sarony, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early

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