Book review of “Ten Big Toes and a Prince’s Nose” by Nancy Gow

Ten Big Toes and A  Prince’s Nose by Nancy Gow is the story of a prince and princess who meet, fall in love and get married to apparently live happily ever after. The unusual aspect of the tale  is that both the prince and princess have significant deformities. The princess has freakishly large feet, and […]

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Book review of “Rapunzel” by Sarah Gibb

    In this beautiful retelling of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, the beautiful Rapunzel is locked away in a tall, tall tower. She is visited only by the little creatures of the forest and the witch who has imprisoned her. Until one day, a handsome prince, passing by on his horse, is transfixed by […]

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Review of “The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Andersen and Maja Dusiková.

For my April review I read “The Princess and the Pea,” a story by Hans Christian Andersen. The version I read was first published in German as “Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse” by NordSüd Verlag, Zürich in 2007. The English version was published in 2012 and illustrated by Maja Dusiková. This lovely book tells the […]

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“I’m your man: the life of Leonard Cohen” by Sylvie Simmons

Leonard Cohen is one of a kind. Poet, singer, songwriter, novelist, philosopher, artist. He definitely did not go with the current as Sylvie Simmons tells us in this biography. He went his own way. Among other things, he was a dropout. He would often disappear. A farm in Tennessee, a hideaway in Hydra, Greece, a […]

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