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Chinese Literature and the Law – by Emily Jones

The first translations of Sherlock Holmes into Chinese were published with spoiler titles like The Case of Sapphire in the Belly of the Goose, and The Case of the Jealous Woman Murdering Her Husban…

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#BlogTour | #BookReview: A Deadly Thaw by Sarah Ward (@sarahrward1) @FaberBooks

“Autumn 2004 In Bampton, Derbyshire, Lena Fisher is arrested for suffocating her husband, Andrew. Spring 2016 A year after Lena’s release from prison, Andrew is found dead in a disused …

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Chinese literature: what to read and how to read it – by Brigitte Duzan

Brigitte Duzan is the dynamic webmaster of chinese-shortstories.com and chinesemovies.com.fr, and has just finished organizing a Chinese film festival. She’s based in Paris, and the two websites (i…

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Babylon Berlin, Miss Marple, and The Bridge of Spies

We spent a week in Berlin at the end of January. It was freezy and snowy and altogether delightful, not least because of the copious amounts of food we consumed, from Bratwurst to Vietnamese dumpli…

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To the Land of the Long White Cloud*

As this is posted, it’s 177 years since the Treaty of Waitangi, which officially made New Zealand part of the British Empire. What’s interesting about this treaty, among other things, is that it pr…

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Plan B*

In To a Mouse, Robert Burns makes the point that   ‘…foresight may be vain.’   He then goes on with one of the most famous of his lines:   ‘The best laid schemes o’ Mice and Men Gang…

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In The Spotlight: Dorothy Fowler’s What Remains Behind

Hello, All, Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Crime novels that feature archaeologists allow the author tell the story of a dig, and the mystery that may be going on there. At the sam…

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