The Grand Palaces of Marrakech

The Grand Palaces of Marrakech

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During the 21st Century Marrakech has become the hub for both economic growth and tourism.  Although it is only the fourth largest city in Morocco it seems to have become the most popular destination for many to visit.  The souks are an obvious draw, where shyness is a no-no and…

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The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton)

The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton)

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  My Star Rating: ***** Pages: 832 First Published in 2013 & winner of The Man Booker Prize Eleanor Catton has achieved a masterpiece at just 28 years of age: this will be a ‘classic’ of the future, destined to appear on English Literature reading lists in Universities everywhere. Born…

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Leeds on a budget

Leeds on a budget

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When booking a hotel what is it you look for?  Are you a person that starts by looking at the 5* luxury, boutique style hotels or do you start with a budget in mind rather than worrying about what some inspector has, at one time, said about the accommodation, hence…

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“Black Money” (Ross Macdonald)

“Black Money” (Ross Macdonald)

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Written in 1966, under the pseudonym of Ross Macdonald, Kenneth Millar accomplished yet another compelling tale to add to his already extensive work in the Lew Archer, Private Detective Series. Colombo meets Miss Marple in this slightly bizarre twist on a detective, who done it!  Whilst Archer eventually draws a…

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