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A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Finch

Akin to Deanna Raybourn and her Lady Julia Grey series and Anne Perry’s William Monk series, Charles Finch puts together a smart, fresh historical mystery series with a debonair gentleman detective Charles Lenox.  In this book, the fourth in the series, Lenox begins working as a Member of Parliament in 1860s London, but called upon […]

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Happy Birthday to HITCHCOCK!

Sir Hitchcock Happy Birthday to the best film director ever (my opinion, of course)…Sir Alfred Hitchcock. Born in Leytonstone, London, England on August 13, 1899. Come into the library to check out the films by The Master of Suspense on DVD!    Cheers, Hitch!!!!!!!!  0000

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BAFTA winners and nominees!

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced their winners on February 13th!   ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP CHRISTOPHER LEE OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA THE HARRY POTTER FILMS BEST FILM THE KING’S SPEECH Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin BLACK SWAN Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin INCEPTION Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan THE SOCIAL NETWORK […]

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Into the Storm

Can Winston Churchill be exciting? In this second installment of HBO’s film on Churchill (the first being The Gathering Storm with Albert Finney playing Churchill), the old English Bulldog is pretty darn exciting. Maybe I should preface that by saying the ERA that this film takes place in is much more exhilarating than the timeframe […]

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A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

Another great, fun story by Wolff, who is getting stronger and stronger as a storyteller. The writing is solid, but Wolff’s forte is forming bright, vivid female characters who face their troubles head on with passion. A British native, Wolff’s young career women all start off less than resilient but then end up conquering heroes. […]

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