Joined Saturday, May 11, 2002
Home page www.phoenixasso.com
Recent Book Activity
Death on the Downs: The Fethering Mysteries
The Way Through the Woods (Inspector Morse Mysteries)
The Snack Thief
The Patience of the Spider
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Wife's Tale
Through a glass, darkly
The Killing Hour
Lazybones (Tom Thorne Novels)
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"Books are engines of change,windows on the world, and (as a poet has said) “lighthouses erected in the sea of time.” They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print." Barbara W. Tuchman
I'm a mother of 3, grandmother of 4, and live with one old dog, Elsa, rescued via the Phoenix Association animal rescue group (see my home page above), a very loving, but scared lab mix, rescued from a horrible home situation. My main passions are books, painting, travel and animals, especially animal rescue.
January, 2020 RIP Bertie, my rescued cat from the Bergerac SPA.
(See his photo above)
January, 2023 RIP EllieMae, my other rescued cat from the Bergerac SPA
Bluenoser: a nickname given to Nova Scotians. The origin of the name, legend has it, came from the fishermen in days gone by, who wore thick, home-made sweaters with the lanolin left in the wool and the wool dyed a traditional dark blue. The damp, fog-bound fishing grounds around the Atlantic Provinces made the fishermen's noses drip. Too busy to fuss around with hankies the fishermen wiped their noses on their cuffs and some of the dye came off the damp wool onto the end of their noses. Hence they had blue noses.
APRIL 2015 - Sadly the price of stamps and the paperwork now involved in posting parcels in France has forced me to stop releasing books by post. It's cheaper and easier to send book gift certificates or second hand books from Amazon in the country of recipients.