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The Imitation Game – Breaking the Code

Friday, November 28th, 2014
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The Imitation Game, if nothing else, confirms the enormous talent of the British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. Not only is he a compelling performer but someone

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There’ll Always Be An England
With These Brilliant Books On Brits

Sunday, January 12th, 2014
by on Reading Around

It’s best to start off our new year with the truth: I’ve asked my friend in London to tell me, in detail, what happens this

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Heart Pounding Whodunits For The Thriller Obsessed

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
by on Reading Around

If you really crave mysteries, nothing else will do. The breakneck chase through crowded streets, the clue that’s been hidden in plain sight all along,

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The Book Thief – The German Side of the War

Friday, November 8th, 2013
by on Playing Around

Based on Markus Zusak’s best selling novel, The Book Thief shows us World War II through the eyes of a young German girl, Liesel Meminger

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Halloween for Grown-Ups – Beyond Witches and Ghosts

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
by on Living Around

October is a busy month for Rip Claassen, owner of The American Backstage Company in Alexandria, Virginia. Year round his company, which both rents and

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Fabulous Fiction For The Fall

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
by on Reading Around

Summer books are great fun, but now that fall is here, it’s time to shift gears and read some of the wonderful writing that’s available

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Experience the Downton Abbey Lifestyle – Visit the Castle

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
by on Living Around

The fourth season of Downton Abbey won’t hit America’s shores until January 5, 2014. The wildly popular PBS show is filmed in Highclere Castle where,

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The Pride of the Peacock

Friday, June 14th, 2013
by on Shopping Around

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance. John Ruskin Peacocks have always symbolized luxury.

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