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Passchendaele-mjfThis is the FIRST time I’ve read a NOVELbased-on-(a)-screenplay and I must say that our {Canuck]  Paul Gross completed yet another first-rate feat.

2017-Nov-27 1330h

I have adored Gross since Due South.*  For anyone {Yanks included], who thinks there’s no difference between Us and Them {and obviously has never been any place we holiday together], THIS is the easiest way to view our many differences.

This is also the first time I have had to finish a novel by reading every page TWICE [this waiting in my doctor’s office for a most-unusual 1 3/4 hours after a VERY rough couple-of-weeks; even though i am better, I ‘m still exhausted].

It is also the second time I have finished a book just-before -seeing-him [neither of us has seen the flick yet]  AND intending to lend it to him immediately after posting here.

In any case, Dr. Thos. M. F. Greavette is the best doctor in St. Catharines and beyond and ALWAYS worth ANY wait!

* Wikipedia is in financial straights!

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bad+lonelyAnybody else [Canuck/Brit} remember W.H Smith stores?  ©1976; $CDN 6.95

pic edited to try to emphasize photo

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That’s Spa-DEE-nah – NOT Spa-DIE-nah

Despite the Shuffle Demons fun song (below),
there is NO HARD ‘I’ sound in Ojibwa
[or Obibway, as it was when i was a kid, circa TImagami].

I’m clearing/re-organizing shelves, and this must’ve been enjoyable or I’d not have kept it.

MY cc is [?/now] cream-coloured;
I have used an ‘enhancement tool’ to attempt to replicate the PHOTOGRAPH.




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I read mostly abed.  This is a HEAVY tome of over 525 pages in small type – and worth every nanosecond of required manipulation.

ALSO: Gringo Nightmare and Against All Hope

$Cdn 37.50

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…is a women’s prison in Afghanistan.

I just finished this last night, but don’t know what to say about it except that I DID enjoy this very much.

SEE ALSO: Khaled Hosseini

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smallRED [My version not exactly as shown.]

Thank goodness I had just read The UnRuly Queen; it was a very hard act to follow.

I have always been fascinated by this woman – although I did NOT know she was of half-Arabian-descent.

What I DIDN’T expect was such a wonderful review of DECADES of-mid-Eastern history and politics…she really puts forth an interesting perspective and this book is highly recommended!

That’s all folks!



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