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Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes is forever connected with long summer holidays in the family cottage by the sea where I read the stories of the master detective in my teens. And I still love Sherlock though its been years since I picked … Continue reading

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Soundtracks and Harry Potter

Earlier this week my gym played a track from the movie 1492 and I recognised it immediately even though I haven’t listed to it for ages. But I did as a teenager, and the melody reminded me of a certain … Continue reading

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Great Books. The Top Ten, instalment 4. The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo was read aloud to me and my siblings under a crescent moon in the island of Giglio just off the Italian west coast with a view of Monte Cristo it self in the distance. … Continue reading

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Great Books. The Top Ten, instalment 3. Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre from 1847 is my favourite novel. Full stop. I love the set-up and characters, and I love the intricate love story I may have been a little thick but when I first read the novel I … Continue reading

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Great Books. The Top Ten, instalment 2. Vasari.

Are you ready for the second instalment of Annina Teatime’s all-time favourite books a.k.a. Books that Changed my Life?! I’m sure you are so here goes: Giorgio Vasari, Le Vite de’ piú ecellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani da Cimabue … Continue reading

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English Country Houses. Part 2. Haddon Hall

Next up: Haddon Hall. Located a short drive from Chatsworth my friend and I went there on the same day after having had that memorable afternoon tea. Haddon Hall was a favourite of mine even before I visited it since … Continue reading

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English Country Houses. Part 1. Chatsworth.

I promised you reviews of country houses in Britain and I will give you reviews of country houses in Britain. But first let me tell you two things: 1. Never go to Stratford-upon-Avon. It is the worst tourist trap I … Continue reading

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