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Synopsis (from book cover):
Did you know that the word “Cathar” has been used only since the 19th century in reference to the 13th century supporters of a faith and a religious practice which the Catholic papacy considered to be dangerously heretical?  Did you know that almost everything that we know about the Cathars comes from interrogations carried out by [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 28th 2013

Synopsis (from book cover):
Set in the turbulent times of twelfth-century England when civil war, famine, religious strife and battles over royal succession tore lives and families apart, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the building of a magnificent cathedral.
Against this richly imagined backdrop, filled with intrigue and treachery, Ken Follett draws the reader irresistibly into a wonderful epic [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Jan 21st 2013

At the time I was compiling my countdown to Christmas post at Vision and Verb, I mentioned some of the reasons why Britain should be proud of events that took place there in 2012.
In that post I didn’t mention I thought that 2012, despite one or two memorable occasions (such as meeting Ginnie and Astrid [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Dec 31st 2012

Synopsis (from book cover):
It’s 1928, Freddie Watson is still grieving for his brother, lost in the Great War.  Driving through the foothills of the French Pyrenees, his car spins off the road in a snowstorm.  Freddie takes refuge in an isolated village and there meets a beautiful, captivating woman.  They spend the night talking of love and loss and war.  But [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 29th 2012

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Last night I had the opportunity to go and see Skyfall which is the latest Bond movie.
I found it to be an excellent film and in many ways it is a transition from the world that was to the world that is now. The world and the threats have changed in the 50 years [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 20th 2012

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