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  1. Rec 25

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    For all that it retained some prestige as one of the oldest continually operating bookshops in London, A.Z. Fell & Co had an abysmal reputation among the social circles Lord Peter Wimsey had inveigled himself into following the War - being made up primarily of self-proclaimed intellectuals, artistes, and independently wealthy collectors of incunabala, this was perhaps not entirely surprising. Familiarity breeds contempt, or so Peter had heard.

    “Awful atmosphere,” Marjorie had offered over tea - a fine lapsang souchong as it happened - when Peter was last in Bloomsbury. “Felt as if a leak was about to erupt at any moment. I wouldn’t be surprised if the owner doesn’t keep a tiger caged up somewhere ready to unleash on any unsuspecting fool who actually attempts to buy something.”

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    20 Nov 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    He offered his hand. “Name’s Wimsey. I was recommended the shop by a friend. Or, well, perhaps I might strictly say she expressly prohibited me from visiting, but she ought to know me well enough by now that that sort of thing is tantamount to an invitation.”

    A beautifully worded delight of a crossover.

  2. Rec 48

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    With the help of two con-artists, a young orphan afflicted with amnesia embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

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    18 Nov 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Adds so much depth to the story and characterisation: much more than a simple retelling.

  3. Rec *

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    Kirk and Spock discuss old history.

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    26 Oct 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Kirk/Spock in Old English. That's it.

    Chapter 2 contains the translation and discussion of the translation.

  4. Rec *

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    In which Crowley has a forked tongue and cannot speak, resulting in 6000 years of misunderstandings, miscommunication, and a discovered secret.

    Or: He’s the principality of deja vu, the rasp of broken laughter, and the song of nightingales outside of windows in the witching hour. He is the guardian of brief encounters after centuries apart, the splatter of turpentine, of unspoken words in soft moments without witness. It frightens him, the way Crowley slinks just outside of his periphery, like trying to hold water in his hands.

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    19 Oct 2022

  5. Rec 39

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    Somewhere else, the happy ending was different.

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    14 Oct 2022

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Excellent characterisation and interpretation of a Reverse AU. Covers the events of the book without ever re-treading the same ground.