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Hadestown on Broadway
25 January 2020 by Laura LaVelle

Hadestown was excellent, and no surprise–it won eight Tony awards in 2019, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.

*** NOVEL: Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor AUTHOR: Stephanie Barron YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1996 REVIEW: If you are a regular reader of my book reviews, you’ll know that I am a fan of Jane Austen.  And also that I like mysteries. Why not combine them? Two great things just might go great together–like … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

*** BOOK: The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories AUTHOR: P. D. James YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2016 REVIEW: *** I’m not at all sure just why there are so many murder mysteries with Christmas themes, but there are, and some of them are quite good, too.  If you liked Envious Casca (recently retitled as A Christmas Party) … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories – A Review

*** David Halloran (much like NYC) keeps things interesting.  I was intrigued by the concept of a NYC running tour (having never heard of such a thing although I’ve taken walking tours in places as far-flung as Rome and Bangalore). He was kind enough to answer some questions for us about City Running Tours, and … Continue reading Running Around in NYC – Our Q&A with David Halloran – City Running Tours

*** BOOK: The Daily Jane Austen – A Year of Quotes EDITOR: Devoney Looser YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2019 REVIEW: *** Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas presents yet?  Because this slim volume is the perfect stocking stuffer for the Janeite in your life.  The Daily Jane Austen has a quote for every … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – The Daily Jane Austen – A Year of Quotes