Międzymorze – Ziemowit Szczerek

If you are not from Central or Eastern Europe do not try to pronounce the title and the name of the author it may cause permanent damage. The title of this book refers to a political concept known in English as Intermarium (the literal translation would be 'Between-seas') which proposed creating a federation of Central …

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The Gustav Sonata – Rose Tremain

This book is the first of my pre-Christmas gifts I received from my dear friend, that I read. The gift was generally the complete Man Booker Prize shortlist from 2017, with one addition, this one, so you may say I'm starting at the end. My selection was not entirely conscious, I just picked this book …

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The Solace of Open Spaces – Gretel Ehrlich – Quotes

Space represents sanity, not a life purified, dull, or "spaced out" but one that might accommodate intelligently any idea of situation. From the clayey soil of northern Wyoming is mined bentonite, which is used as a filler in candy, gum, and lipstick. We Americans are great on fillers, as if what we have, what we …

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