Historical Fiction

Lou-Lou and the bomb left behind

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"Those ten yards from the bomb to my front door are the path home when I get off a number 12 tram. Now those are Lou-Lou's yards, yards and time and unburned buildings that belong to whoever pulled the lever too soon and whoever wired that bomb too loosely."

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Leipzig’s “1003 Nights” contest: who won?

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"I'm having another sip of tap water. My blindfold mask has fallen, the authors have returned to their word-children and my curiosity has been quenched, as has my quadrilingual спрага, Durst, жажда, thirst."

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Libertines and the art of seduction

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What seduces you? Is it animal or intellectual?

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“Vikings” TV series review

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Vikings is a series I returned to after being disappointed watching the first episode. Being very interested in early clan and nomadic folk from an early age, I thought a series from The History Channel would be compelling and have some
historical accuracy. However, I think The History Channel was probably trying to emulate the success

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