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Par Lance

Par Lance is where I come to talk with my friends, mainly to discuss books. 

Par can mean at face value,and Lance is just me.


From the Oxford English Dictionary:

Parlance /'pa:l(Ə)ns/

noun [mass noun] a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest: dated terms that were once in common parlance | medical parlance.

origin late 16th cent. (denoting speech or debate): from Old French, from parler 'speak', from Latin parabola 'comparison' (in late Latin 'speech').

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Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
Arthur Benjamin
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Rod Stephens
The Stonor Eagles
Bridge Over the Past (The Romance Club) - Jane De Launay An emotional read

This is the story of Anna, a nurse, who bravely struggles to come to terms with the violently savage death of her twin brother at the hands of Japanese soldiers in a Second World War prison camp.

Fate takes her to the land of her enemies where personal circumstances lead her to a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture.

Despite many complications, Anna does eventually manage to reconcile her conflicting thoughts and settle back into a reltively normal life. There is much romance and passion in this story and huge helpings of emotion whith which the reader can easily empathise.

What the book lacked, however, was an accurate proof-reader. I found the numerous mistakes both irritating and distracting in what was, otherwise, an excellent read.