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Never Under Estimate a Trip to the Library To Make Your Day – Donna Leon’s latest – Earthly Remains

I arrived at the Braswell Public Library in Rocky Mount, NC to do some research on the ZB Bullock family and their Renaissance Revival home built in 1927. If you love architecture like I do you might enjoy reading this post.  When I … Continue reading

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Garden of Lamentations – The Newest Deborah Crombie Mystery

My interest was peaked the moment I discovered that one of Notting Hill’s private gardens was part of the setting in London for Deborah Crombie’s latest 2017 book. Having already done some research myself on London’s Garden Squares for the … Continue reading

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Now You Know The Rest of the Story – David Halberstam’s THE FIFTIES

I envy my grandchildren who will live long enough to read a book written by another David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who has written about the social, political, and athletic life of America in books like The Fifties, The Best … Continue reading

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A Receipt from a Bookstore Brings Happiness -Author Beatriz Williams – Part 3

I have been writing about the books I bought when one of my two book clubs had an outing to Quail Ridge Book Store in North Hills Mall, Raleigh, N.C.. At some point you have to stop shopping or be … Continue reading

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A Receipt From A Bookstore Buys Happiness – Part 2

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish Without the collective reading life of wonderful friends and readers in my two book clubs, I might never have discovered many of the authors I … Continue reading

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A Receipt From A Bookstore Buys Happiness – Part 1

Imagine my pleasure when I found a paperback copy of Edward Marston’s, The Stationmaster’s Farewell. 9th in Railway Detective Series, with a 50% off sticker. Fifty or more women, wandering around in the new location of Quail Ridge Books at North … Continue reading

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Edward Marston’s -The Railway Detective Series

I’ve finished reading the first three novels in Edward Marston’s Railway series. Well written and plotted, featuring fully drawn characters, I am delighted to have discovered this series while doing research for a second blog I write, Mainstreetrockymount.com. The railroad is … Continue reading

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