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A Failure Of Political Imagination

In watching the latest Fantastic Beasts movie, I was struck in particular by the failure of many reviewers, who themselves are part of that accursed tribe of contemporary journos, to recognize the subtlety of the portrayal of political matters and … Continue reading

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On The Perfect Ending

There are some writers who simply do not know when to stop. The great Polish novelist Joseph Conrad once wrote a novel that has been widely loved but also universally recognized to have had a bad ending. The author, somehow, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet?

Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet?: Further Puzzles In Classic Fiction, by John Sutherland This book is by no means flawless, it should be noted. An example of its flaws comes in the titular mystery of the book, where the author engages … Continue reading

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Her Face Just Ghostly, Turned A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Let’s take a trip backwards. Last night at our variety show, the first act was a keyboard organ/guitar duet where our pastor and one of the members of our congregation performed an original song written about a late member of … Continue reading

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Return Of The Native Son: Second Epilogue

The months ran by and before too long it was time for Sarah to give birth. Having never given birth before, she did not know quite what to expect but had plenty of help from her foster mother and her … Continue reading

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Return Of The Native Son: Chapter Thirty-Two

It was a beautiful winter day when Lord and Lady Sydney gave their foster daughter Sarah away to be Lady Lipton. They had now for months been waiting for this day, and were pleased that their efforts at encouraging the … Continue reading

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Return Of The Native Son: Chapter Thirty-One

When Sir Martin went to the Colonial office he found to his pleasure that they were very interested in seeing him. He walked into an office and found that there were a few people waiting to listen to him. He … Continue reading

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Return Of The Native Son: Chapter Twenty-Eight

The addition of two guests delayed dinner slightly but not too long. The table at the Lipton House was soon full of warm and friendly conversation, and as might be expected, Lord Lipton kept a spread that kept all of … Continue reading

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Return Of The Native Son: Chapter Twenty-Seven

When the governor of the Bahamas colony received an invitation to return for a winter visit to England to discuss how things were going on in his colony from the colonial office, he was admittedly a bit nonplused. He knew … Continue reading

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Return Of The Native Son: Chapter Twenty-One

After the conversation Lord Lipton and Mr. Bennett retired to the sitting room where the two of them, along with Clarissa and Miss Wood, enjoyed tea and various food that was meant to pique their appetite for the dinner that … Continue reading

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