Streetfight. Handbook for an Urban Revolution – Janette Sadik-Khan, Seth Solomonow

It was probably last year when I got from my mum a set of four books about modern approaches to urban design. I read them slowly because the subject matter is a serious one. It touches us every day. Since most of us live in cities, the design mistakes haunt us, making our life difficult …

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Q4 2020 round-up

Wow, what a year it has been. Like no other. I know it’s meant to be the Q4 summary, but as it happens I will also take this opportunity to summarize the year. We've been in multiple lockdowns, we lost loved ones. But we also learned a lot about ourselves. The enforced slowing down has …

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The Naming of the Dead – Ian Rankin

My chaotic relationship with Inspector Rebus continues. This is also the last of my October Cyprus vacation crime-reading spree. The others were: The Winner by David Baldacci, Camino Island by John Grisham, Run Away by Harlan Coben, Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré (who sadly recently passed away), The Whistler by John Grisham and In The Woods by Tana French. October …

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Grimm Tales for Young and Old – Philip Pullman (Retelling), Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Of course we can argue which fairy tales are the most famous. With contenders such as Aesop, Andersen and Perrault, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm may not be the winners for everyone. But there is a category in fairy tale Oscars in which they will always get a prize - the most bloody of them all. …

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