Pleasant confinement reading: the excellent Hamish Macbeth series, by M. C. Beaton. I have chosen to illustrate here the second volume, Death of a cad, but the whole series is excellent. These are wodunit, Agatha Christie style crime novels. A murder, suspects in a closed environment, the investigation and the deductions of an unlikely detective.
Throughout the year 2020, Patrick Llewellyn will donate 100% of his royalties from the historical novel Terre Australe to the victims of the dreadful fires in Australia. Beneficiaries The entire royalties, i.e. 2.84 euros per paper book and 2.13 euros per ebook will be donated to three organizations: the Australian Red Cross for families who
The Arab World in the Albums of Tintin, by Louis Blin (in French) This is an essential book for any tintinophile, and fascinating to discover for any simple Tintin reader like me. The author, Louis Blin, is a doctor in history, and former Consul General of France in Jeddah for ten years. He is now
Falco, by Arturo Perez-Reverte There was Alatriste. There is now Falco. The new recurring character of Perez-Reverte. A Francoist secret service agent during the Spanish Civil War. Yes, yes, Francoist. Not republican, not “Hemmingwayian”, not a hero of pure revolutionary romanticism. A hero like Perez-Reverte loves them, neither enfeoffed, mystical nor fanatical. A hero placed
After a first article devoted to artillery on board warships at the end of the 18th century, this second article deals with the recruitment and training of French and English officers and crew. As I mentioned in the previous article, Nelson, always iconoclastic in all things, stated without joking that the best navy in the