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Where the BBC got it right: ‘War and Peace’ on the small screen

It’s very hard to convey quite how important the BBC ‘Pride and Prejudice’ mini-series was to me as a teenager.  Every Sunday, my family would set the video recorder (for future viewings) and sit down for a protected hour of … Continue reading

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Russian Reading Update: Time for Tolstoy

 Continuing with my ongoing Russian reading project, I’ve had the pleasure of a month of  indulging in Tolstoy.   The plan is to read the Russian classics in chronological order.  Yes, I’ve read them individually as great novels in their own right, … Continue reading

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