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From Eymet, Aquitaine France
Age 77
Joined Saturday, May 11, 2002
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 5,788
released in the wild 0 3,876
controlled releases 0 405
releases caught 0 323
controlled releases caught 0 222
books found 0 446
tell-a-friend referrals 0 47
new member referrals 0 68
forum posts 0 5,832
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"Books are engines of change,windows on the world, and (as a poet has said) “lighthouses erected in the sea of time.” They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print." Barbara W. Tuchman

I'm a mother of 3, grandmother of 6, and live with one cute husband - 'LaBarbe' (The Beard), one rescued cat Ellie May, rescued from the Bergerac SPA shelter, via the Phoenix Association animal rescue group and Elsa the dog, directly from the Phoenix Association (see my home page above), a very loving, but scared lab mix, rescued from a horrible home situation. My main passions are books, painting, travel and animals, especially animal rescue.
January, 2020 RIP Bertie, our rescued cat from the Bergerac SPA. (See his photo above)

We 4 - LaBarbe, myself, Elsa, Ellie May and Bertie (my avatar) - are now enjoying life in SW France. All the books on my shelf do not necessarily reflect my taste. I also register books for LaBarbe and some of the books that come into my house are destined for the Phoenix Association's fund-raising book sales.

Bluenoser: a nickname given to Nova Scotians. The origin of the name, legend has it, came from the fishermen in days gone by, who wore thick, home-made sweaters with the lanolin left in the wool and the wool dyed a traditional dark blue. The damp, fog-bound fishing grounds around the Atlantic Provinces made the fishermen's noses drip. Too busy to fuss around with hankies the fishermen wiped their noses on their cuffs and some of the dye came off the damp wool onto the end of their noses. Hence they had blue noses.

APRIL 2015 - Sadly the price of stamps and the paperwork now involved in posting parcels in France has forced me to stop releasing books by post. It's cheaper and easier to send book gift certificates or second hand books from Amazon in the country of recipients.

Catherine de Medici - Leonie Frieda
Purr-felt Crime - edited by Isaac Asimov and others

The Assassin's Riddle - Paul Doherty
The Englishman's Boy - Guy Vanderhaeghe

Blackstone and the Heart of Darkness - Sally Spenser
Smokin' Seventeen - Janet Evanovich
Wednesdays at Four - Debbie Macomber
Ghostly Murders - Paul Doherty
Cape Breton Road - D. R. MacDonald
Crown in Darkness - P. C. Doherty
Cutting Edge - John Harvey
South to Gascony - Michael Brown
The Murder Pit - Jeff Shelby
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce
The Confessions of Catherine Medici - C. W. Gortner
Death of a Scriptwriter - M. C. Beaton
Our Spoons Came From Woolworths - Barbara Comyns
The Night of the Burning - Linda Press Wulf
Robinson Crusoe 2244 - E. J. Robinson
The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
Not the End of the World - Kate Atkinson
Last Rites - John Harvey
Deadly Gamble - Connie Shelton
The Death of Faith - Donna Leon
The Dead of Jericho - Colin Dexter
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Denise Grover Swank
Travelling with Pomegranates - Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor
Never Con a Corgi - Edie Claire
Put on by Cunning - Ruth Rendell
One Young Fool in Dorset - Victoria Twead
Walking on Water - Gemma O'Connor
Murder in the South of France - Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Death and the Oxford Box - Veronica Stallwood
The Eye of the Tiger - Henning Mankell
Kiss, Kiss - Roald Dahl
Seriously Mum, Where's that Donkey?" - Alan Parks
The Man Upstairs and Other Stories - P.G.Wodehouse
The Last Crossing - Guy Vanderhaeghe
Death by Lotto - Abigail Keam
Crack Down - Val McDermid
The Lanvin Murders - Angela M. Sanders
Insatiable - Emily Kimelman
The Dressmaker - Rosalie Ham
The Drowning Tree - Carol Goodman
The Third Victim - Lisa Gardner
Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? - Alan Parks
Counting the Stars - Helen Dunmore
I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh
Mark of the Loon - Molly Greene
The One Plus One - Jojo Moyes
A Mortal Curiosity - Ann Granger
Three Silver Doves - Deborah Garner
The Crowded Grave - Martin Walker
Fludd - Hilary Mantel
The Oath - Michael Jecks SIY#38
Bruno, Chief of Police - Martin Walker SIY#38
Deadline - Barbara Nader SIY#38
A Temporary Ghost - Michaela Thompson SIY#38
Lustrum - Robert Harris SIY#38
The Big Lead - Libby Kirsch SIY#38
An Air That Kills - Andrew Taylor SIY#38
The Resistance Man - Martin Walker SIY#38
Eleven - Carolyn Arnold SIY#38
Heartbreak Hotel -Deborah Moggach SIY#38
The Sourdough Wars - Julie Smith SIY#38
Bruno and Le Père Noel - Martin Walker SIY#38
Things We Knew Were True - Nicci Gerrard SIY#38
Hand in Glove - Robert Goddard SIY#38

Abandoned unfinished:
The Dragon at Noonday - Edith Pargeter
Rock Me Gently - Judith Kelly
Unforeseen - Nick Pirog

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