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The French House by Don Wallace

This is a charming little memoir about the author’s experiences of buying a run-down French house on the island of Belle Isle.  It’s exactly the kind of “travel” book I enjoy.  From the tales of the Porsche-driving plumber, neighbors who  … Continue reading

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Call The Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod

In this charming memoir, Mary J. MacLeod shares stories of her experiences living on a remote Scottish island as a district nurse in the 1970’s. Coming from London, MacLeod’s family certainly had adjustments to make, and the inconvenience of living … Continue reading

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Lost In Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

A non-fiction account of a fascinating survival story, Mitchell Zuckoff takes us back to 1945 World War II, to the occupied islands of New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean.  A plane carrying soldiers and WACS on a sightseeing trip to … Continue reading

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Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

The setting is WWII Greece – the island of Cephalonia to be exact – and the Italians are an occupying force.  The story evolves as the young Captain Antonio Corelli falls in love with the daughter of the local doctor.  … Continue reading

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