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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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Walter Minion's Secret Life

Isabelle: Les Maléfices de l'oncle Hermès - André Franquin, Raymond Macherot, Yvan Delporte, Will Unbelievably believable!

Patrick O’Connor’s second novel is the prequel to his first.

Walter’s life is a continuous flow of fantasies as he makes his accidental mark on world affairs and gets himself involved in shaping modern history. Fantastic though the story of Walter’s life is, it is only a step or two removed from what would be a very ordinary life, and so it seems totally plausible.

From his boring life as a civil servant, Walter finds himself catapulted into the world of high espionage, being flown around the world and advising world leaders. This is an extremely entertaining read. The action never stops. The conclusion of each chapter leaves the reader anticipating the next.