Bath: It’s All A Facade (OPP Day 1)

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

If you take the time to wander around Bath, You’ll probably get lost You’ll begin to notice that everything. looks. the same., and You’ll feel so relaxed you won’t mind. Let me be the first to warn you. It’s all a facade! A big, giant, deception largely built by Britain’s high-class 18th century Georgian society.

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Finding Comfort Across the Globe: Bryson & The Roman Baths

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

I’d been feeling nervous and jittery, and beginning to wonder if I’d made an enormous mistake when 4 simple words dispelled my anxiety. Only hours ago I’d arrived in a new city, been introduced to twenty girls with whom I’d spend the next three weeks, and I’d retained the names of exactly zero so far.

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Welcome to Austen’s England & The Open Palace Programme

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

“Well folks, we’re a bit delayed because the airplane navigation lights aren’t working, but we’ll be fine.” I’d been lost in the book on my lap for the last 45 minutes when the captain’s announcement pulled me back to reality. I looked out the window at the fog and pouring rain. If it had been

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The Literary Fantasy World Tour Company, Part IV: Children’s Fantasy

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Fantasy World Tour Company

This summer, for a limited time only, my brother and I have collaborated to open the Literary Fantasy World Tour Company just for you! Check out our newest tour offerings below! *** Tour Option 9: The Hundred Acre Wood and surrounding lands Tour guide: Winnie-the-Pooh (The World of Pooh by A. A. Milne) If you’re

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The Literary Fantasy World Tour Company, Part III: Young Adult Fantasy

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Fantasy World Tour Company

This summer, for a limited time only, my brother and I have collaborated to open the Literary Fantasy World Tour Company just for you! Check out our newest tour offerings below! *** Tour Option 6: Mossflower Woods Tour guide: Matthias (Redwall by Brian Jacques) For those looking for a relaxing setting, go no further than

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The Literary Fantasy World Tour Company, Part II: Modern High Fantasy

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Fantasy World Tour Company

This summer, for a limited time only, my brother and I have collaborated to open the Literary Fantasy World Tour Company just for you! Check out our newest tour offerings below! *** Tour Option 3: Westeros Tour guides: Stark family, Daenerys Targaryen & Tyrion Lannister (A Game of Thrones by J. R. R. Martin) We

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The Literary Fantasy World Tour Company

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series The Fantasy World Tour Company

This summer, for a limited time only, my brother and I have collaborated to open the Literary Fantasy World Tour Company just for you! Over the next four weeks we will be offering tours of fantasy worlds complete with well charted maps. *** Up until now this blog has focused on the world of literature

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Let’s Have Tea

My favorite book blogger, The Perpetual Page Turner, has a reoccurring post series called If We Were Having Coffee and I thought I’d borrow her format for this post. So grab your favorite cuppa and join me! It’s been quiet here on the blog for the past few weeks, and rather than let you go

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What A Peculiar Time To Be Alive

What a peculiar time we are living through. Remember that time when there wasn’t a new “Breaking News!” story Every. Day.? No? That’s ok, I hardly do either. Right now I’m betting many of us, world-wide, would love to turn the clocks to ANY other time. Whether that’s back to a time when Democracy reigned

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