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    Anne is sick of men, and is looking for a connection only another woman can give her.

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    It was said that Nero fiddled as Rome burned; why should not two men have a civilised conversation as the Romagna did the same?

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    Vexing things--When something petty that one has said finds its way back to the ears of the person in question. Going on a retreat to a temple and finding someone already there whom you would rather not meet, but of course having made the preparations, you cannot simply leave.

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    When old age shall this generation waste,
    Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
    Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
    'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'

     

     

    Plato's Symposium has a few holes in it.

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    This is a sequel to a fantastic Doctor Who audio story called Kingmaker, which ends up with William Shakespeare dying at the battle of Bosworth Field, and Richard III being whisked off to Elizabethan England, where he writes the works of Shakespeare from Henry IV Part 1 onwards. Or does he...?

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    Lucrezia mourns her brother's passing.

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    Liselotte's wedding night

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    At the cultured and refined Imperial Court of Heian Japan, Sei Shonagon considers Murasaki Shikibu her most bitter rival. But when an assassin strikes at her beloved Empress, Shonagon must work with her nemesis to bring the culprit to justice.

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    Death on the Nile and near Tibur and what comes in between.

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    Piers can always persuade Edward into anything. Surely, just a day or two's escape from the Scottish front will be forgiven by his father eventually?

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    Johnnie takes his correspondence to DC very seriously, even when it looks to get him in a world of trouble. The intertwined lives of John H. Dillinger and J. Edgar Hoover.

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    Baldwin IV, leper and king of Jerusalem, rides out to defend his realm against Saladin in 1177 at the battle of Mont Gisard.

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    In which our protagonist goes to Chang An, meets the top swordswoman in China, answers a challenge, and prevents a disaster.

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    Even Antinous has to grow up.

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    Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

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    Alfonso was so very thick, Cesare thought, as he placed one hand on his shoulder and backed him against the chamber wall. “No, nothing at all is wrong. I only want something of you,” Cesare said, and he trailed his free hand down Alfonso’s chest. He would have this prince on his knees and begging for him by the end of the night.

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    Things that enliven a winter's day--The guileless chatter of a small child. The sound of some low-born person passing by out in the cold, while you are inside in the warmth. Reading out loud. A witty acquaintance coming to visit, and not staying so long as to wear out their welcome.

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    "Any writer who has been photographed for the jacket of a book in one of the following poses: sitting in the back of a 1956 Dodge with two roosters; in a tuxedo with the Sydney Opera House in the distance; studying the vanishing point on a jar of Dutch Cleanser; against a gravestone with dramatic back lighting; with a false nose on; in the vicinity of Macchu Pichu; or sitting in a study and looking intensely at one's own book "

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