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Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



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Holly Marie has commented on (2) products.

Death Comes to Pemberley (Large Print) by P D James
Death Comes to Pemberley (Large Print)

Holly Marie, January 19, 2012

For me, this was the right book at the right time. I needed to be transported to a different place and time and this did the trick. PD James does an outstanding job of throwing Jane Austen's creations into the turmoil of a murder-mystery and using their established characters in a way that felt consistent with Pride and Prejudice and provided a similar platform for social commentary.
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Tour de France: The History, the Legend, the Riders by Graeme Fife
Tour de France: The History, the Legend, the Riders

Holly Marie, December 5, 2011

This book was and wasn’t what I was hoping for. Fife’s discussion the birth of the Tour and the politics of France at the time is fascinating. His penchant for making comparisons is sometimes amusing and sometimes grating. The blow by blow of each year’s race is a bit less of what I was looking for; I was hoping for a bit more history of the race and discussion of the riders themselves. He is a serious student of the Tour and sometimes forgets, I think, that not all of his readers will be as well-versed as he. Nonetheless, I learned quite a bit about the great bike race. Note: I read the 2010 edition.
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