Monthly Archives: August 2011

Blurbs on French books.

A fascinating post, via Maitresse, on blurbs on French books… or really, the lack thereof. (Original French text here, but Maitresse summarises in English.) …in France, authors are identified as belonging to a particular publishing house, and for a Gallimard … Continue reading

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Wednesday Cat Blogging

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Blog post round-up: August 22

Here are a few of the great blog posts I’ve read in the past week. As you can tell, not all are writing related… Chuck Wendig: 25 Ways to Make Exposition Your Bitch Roni Loren: 7 Things That Make a … Continue reading

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Photos: Louise Brooks

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Music: Bellewether ‘Finding David’

Last Saturday night at the Quality Inn (Airport), I was fortunate to be treated to an evening of music by Calgary band Bellewether, a quartet of talented musicians celebrating the release of their album ‘Finding David’. (Their opening act was … Continue reading

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Movie: Midnight in Paris

Watching ‘Midnight in Paris’, written and directed by Woody Allen, is a bit like walking into a nostalgia shop, except the entirety of Paris is the shop. The film commences with a series of location shots of Paris, setting the … Continue reading

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Julian Sands does Harold Pinter. Julian Sands reads a poem by Harold Pinter, from the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (WordPress won’t let me use the Telegraph’s code to embed the flash video, so you’ll have to check it out at the link above.) I’m … Continue reading

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