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Entries from July 27th, 2009

Afloat in Paris

July 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Poste Restante

Seeing Paris from the river, as  Nancy Webb does, gives a new perspective: And Paris! Who cares if it is raining? The houseboat is charming, with parquet floors and beautiful wood walls and stained glass on every door. It’s a tiny little place, bath with two bedrooms, a downstairs cabin with a table and upstairs […]

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July 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Looking Homewards, Time and Place

Novelist Margaret Murray evokes a well-known place, envisioned in memory, in this excerpt from her upcoming novel, Dreamers. I had my own dream and it began in Pittsburgh, the city where I was born and grew up. What was it like to grow up then? Rivers and hills surrounded me.  Hills were everywhere, hills were […]

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