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Movie review: Adventures of Aladdin (2019) directed by Glenn Campbell

Product info: A new remake of an old fairy tale. With the help of a magical lamp, an impoverished young man transforms himself into a prince in order to win the heart of a beautiful princess. My impressions: This was … Continue reading

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The Falcon Throne (The Tarnished Crown Quintet 01) by Karen Miller

Product info (from Goodreads): In the distant past, the Kingdom of Harcia was torn apart by royal brothers who could not accept a lesser inheritance. Now, the consequences of their actions are coming to light. Balfre, son of Aimery, Duke … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Emperor of Paris (L’Empereur de Paris) directed by Jean-Francois Richet (2018)

Product info: Legendary escaped from prison, Eugène-François Vidocq (Vincent Cassel) tries to be forgotten by becoming a simple rag trader. But he is overtaken by his past and accused of a murder of which he is innocent. By a sudden … Continue reading

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Lethal White (Cormoran Strike 04) by Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym) J.K. Rowling

Product info: “I seen a kid killed…He strangled it, up by the horse.” When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a … Continue reading

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Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Rudi is a cook in a Kraków restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country country he’s trapped in, a new career – part spy, part people-smuggler – begins. Following multiple … Continue reading

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Product info (from Goodreads): What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed—and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Product info (from Goodreads): Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are … Continue reading

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The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat 01) by Jen Williams

I got this one from beautiful and clever Melfka – thank you! Synopsis (from Goodreads): There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel… Some say the mages left their most dangerous secrets hidden there; others, that great … Continue reading

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Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

Product info (from Goodreads): A tale of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception and retribution — set in a refined society ablaze with tulip fever. In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic … Continue reading

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Movie review: Queen (2014) by Vikas Bahl

I found out about that one while perusing Tasha/Heidenkind’s excellent blog, Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books – thank you my dear for mentioning it! Product info: A young New Delhi woman called Rani (‘Queen’ in English) comes from a very … Continue reading

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