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History of the Rain
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by Niall Williams (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Bettie
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The Eustace Diamonds
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recommended for: Bettie, Carey
read in January, 2013
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Laura Laura said: "From BBC Radio 4 - Classical Serial:
Anthony Trollope's enthralling novel about beautiful but deceitful widow Lizzie Eustace.
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The Three Musketeers
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Laura Laura said: "I loved to watch this old version The Three Musketeers (1948)

Cast

Lana Turner ... Lady de Winter
Gene Kelly ... D'Artagnan
June Allyson ... Constance
Van Heflin ... Athos
Angela Lansbury ... Queen Anne
Frank Morgan ... King Louis XIII
Vincent Price ....more
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Laura is reading History of the Rain: 6/10 Virgil must find some sort of job in Faha, while Ruth undergoes more tests.
History of the Rain
History of the Rain
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"Remember that this is the 3rd part of the whole book. The 1st volume is Jean-Christophe: Dawn, Morning, Youth, Revolt ( Volume I). Even if each volume...more "
Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland
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Tell Me a Film by Shelagh Delaney
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Tell Me a Film by Shelagh Delaney
Tell Me a Film
by Shelagh Delaney
read in April, 2014
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From BBC Radio 4 Extra:
Four women, who first met as convalescents, return to Blackpool as they turn 60. Shelagh Delaney's trilogy stars Barbara Marten.
Laura and 3 other people liked ☯Bettie☯'s review of Othello:
Othello by William Shakespeare
" Now for the film, just right for Will's 450th Bard-day.

One of the vilest men in the written word, Iago is the epitome of vicious jealousy and murderous manipulation. This is a squirm of a play, one wants to scream out 'Noooooooo'.

Branagh and Fis... " Read more of this review »
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Ice Land by Betsy Tobin
" Ice Land is a somewhat fanciful take on the legends of the Old Norse Gods set in the year 1000. It is told through the point of view of several characters in alternating chapters - from Freya who can don her feathers and fly like a bird, orphaned... " Read more of this review »
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Georges Moustaki
En Méditerranée
Dans ce bassin où jouent
Des enfants aux yeux noirs,
Il y a trois continents
Et des siècles d'histoire,
Des prophètes des dieux,
Le Messie en personne.
Il y a un bel été
Qui ne craint pas l'automne,
En Méditerranée.

Il y a l'odeur du sang
Qui flotte sur ses rives
Et des pays meurtris
Comme autant de plaies vives,
Des îles barbelées,
Des murs qui emprisonnent.
Il y a un bel été
Qui ne craint pas l'automne,
En Méditerranée.

Il y a des oliviers
Qui meurent sous les bombes
Là où est apparue
La première colombe,
Des peuples oubliés
Que la guerre moissonne.
Il y a un bel été
Qui ne craint pas l'automne,
En Méditerranée.

Dans ce bassin, je jouais
Lorsque j'étais enfant.
J'avais les pieds dans l'eau.
Je respirais le vent.
Mes compagnons de jeux
Sont devenus des hommes,
Les frères de ceux-là
Que le monde abandonne,
En Méditerranée.

Le ciel est endeuillé,
Par-dessus l'Acropole
Et liberté ne se dit plus
En espagnol.
On peut toujours rêver,
D'Athènes et Barcelone.
Il reste un bel été
Qui ne craint pas l'automne,
En Méditerranée.”
Georges Moustaki

Georges Moustaki
Ma Solitude
Pour avoir si souvent dormi
Avec ma solitude
Je m'en suis fait presqu'une amie
Une douce habitude
Ell' ne me quitte pas d'un pas
Fidèle comme une ombre
Elle m'a suivi çà et là
Aux quatre coins du monde
Non, je ne suis jamais seul
Avec ma solitude

Quand elle est au creux de mon lit
Elle prend toute la place
Et nous passons de longues nuits
Tous les deux face à face
Je ne sais pas vraiment jusqu'où
Ira cette complice
Faudra-t-il que j'y prenne goût
Ou que je réagisse?
Non, je ne suis jamais seul
Avec ma solitude

Par elle, j'ai autant appris
Que j'ai versé de larmes
Si parfois je la répudie
Jamais elle ne désarme
Et si je préfère l'amour
D'une autre courtisane
Elle sera à mon dernier jour
Ma dernière compagne
Non, je ne suis jamais seul
Avec ma solitude”
Georges Moustaki

Georges Moustaki
Joseph
Voilà c'que c'est, mon vieux Joseph
Que d'avoir pris la plus jolie
Parmi les filles de Galilée
Celle qu'on appelait Marie

Tu aurais pu, mon vieux Joseph
Prendre Sarah ou Déborah
Et rien ne serait arrivé
Mais tu as préféré Marie

Tu aurais pu, mon vieux Joseph
Rester chez toi, tailler ton bois
Plutôt que d'aller t'exiler
Et te cacher avec Marie

Tu aurais pu, mon vieux Joseph
Faire des petits avec Marie
Et leur apprendre ton métier
Comme ton père te l'avait appris

Pourquoi a-t-il fallu, Joseph
Que ton enfant, cet innocent
Ait eu ces étranges idées
Qui ont tant fait pleurer Marie

Parfois je pense à toi, Joseph
Mon pauvre ami, lorsque l'on rit
De toi qui n'avais demandé
Qu'à vivre heureux avec Marie”
Georges Moustaki

Irwin Shaw
“There are too many books I haven’t read, too many places I haven’t seen, too many memories I haven’t kept long enough.”
Irwin Shaw

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