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The Eden Passion by Marilyn Harris
" My favorite dysfunctional Victorian family presses on with the next generation, this installment centering around John Murrey Eden - son of The Prince of Eden.

If the first book in the series was dark Gothic romance, and the second book was more of... " Read more of this review »
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The Girl by Catherine Cookson
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In mid-19th century Yorkshire, Hannah Boyle is left with the family of Matthew Thornton, the man her dying mother claims fathered her. Ill-treated by Thornton's bitter and vindictive wife Anne, who views Hannah only as evidence of her husband's infid...more
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The Women of Eden by Marilyn Harris
" "Unfortunately he'd tried to remake human beings in his own image, and had found flesh and blood to be less malleable to his will than iron and brick."

Against the odds, John Murrey Eden carved out a huge financial empire and he rules it all - incl... " Read more of this review »
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The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam
The Man in the Wooden Hat (Old Filth, #2)
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Made for 4 Extra. Dramatisation of award-winning author Jane Gardam's novel. Marriage and secrets begin in 1950s Hong Kong. Stars Michael York.
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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

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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

28257 Comfort Reads — 1344 members — last activity Apr 18, 2014 11:46AM
When life gets busy and you need a break from serious reading what do you reach for? A comfort read means something different to everyone so join us,...more
47713 3 Ms and more — 10 members — last activity Sep 30, 2013 01:45PM
Couldn't find them in pink unfortunately!
64006 Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2012 — 69 members — last activity Aug 24, 2013 01:02AM
ALERT!!! This Reading Challenge was for 2012. To join NOW, please go to Mount TBR 2013. This group is for those who would like to participate in the Mo...more
22027 Madam, want to talk about author Mary Stewart? — 103 members — last activity 5 minutes ago
This group is for readers to discover (or rediscover) Mary Stewart novels. Feel free to join in the discussions and start a new thread as well.
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