Daily Archives: November 15, 2015

Mrs. Bridge, by Evan S. Connell: A Review

My callow youth probably went on for longer than it should have done. In an early part of it, I worked in a mall bookshop in the Kansas City area while I went to college nearby. I’ve always loved books, … Continue reading

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Apologies in advance for the non book-related posting. Less than two weeks ago, in a city over four thousand miles around the world from Paris, between 500,000 and 800,000 locals and visitors crowded into the streets and public grounds and walkways … Continue reading

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The Sherlock Holmes Companion, by Michael Hardwick: A Short Review

There have been many books devoted to Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation (I’m sure Brigadier Gerard will forgive me for saying so). Michael and Mollie Hardwick’s little volume is a comparatively early entry into the stakes, published to coincide with … Continue reading

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