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Review: The Great Pretenders June 24, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Review: The Great Pretenders

Don’t tell Mrs B but Beachcombing is presently suffering from a rather silly teenage crush. The subject of his desire is a Scandinavia rheumatologist named Jan Bondeson who writes books in his spare time about strange things. It all began last month. Beachcombing bought twenty odd different volumes from various online sources – several of […]

The Dauphin’s Heart June 11, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
The Dauphin's Heart

Beachcombing is for ever rabbiting on (and on) about how time destroys memory, how everything we are told is unreliable. But the untrustworthiness of history applies not only to memory but also to objects. And what better example of this than the heart of the last dauphin, poor Louis XVII. Louis was collateral damage in […]