Dubliners by James Joyce

I tried reading this book 20 years or so ago and didn’t finish it. But I finished it this time and I was sorry it had to end. Now I’m going to read “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”. Dubliners is a collection of troubling stories about Irish life just before independence.Continue reading “Dubliners by James Joyce”

21st August – Book Review – The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler

The English crime novelist, Charles Latimer, is in Istanbul when he hears that the body of a famous criminal, Dimitrios, has been found in The Bosphorus. In order to garner some background information for his new book, Latimer decides to find out more about Dimitrios who has been in most parts of Europe at oneContinue reading “21st August – Book Review – The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler”

Marble Rolling in Carlisle

In Cumberland the ability to roll a marble an exact distance is highly prized. The climax of the marble rolling season is the Carlisle Round on the last weekend of August. The roads around the centre of the city are closed for a week before the marble rolling so that they can be swept andContinue reading “Marble Rolling in Carlisle”

Avignon

Sur le Pont d’Avignon On y danse, On y danse Sur le Pont d’Avignon On y danse tous en rond On the bridge of Avignon We all dance there, we all dance there On the bridge of Avignon We all dance there in a ring “Sur le Pont d’Avignon” is a song about the PontContinue reading “Avignon”