GIVEAWAY: LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo

  Thanks to the fine folks at Penguin Classics, I have one copy of a new translation of Victor Hugo’s classic to giveaway.       To enter: 1) Share this giveaway. 2) Leave a comment, with a link to your “share” and please include your email so I can tell you you’ve won. 3) Sing…

REVIEW: LES MISERABLES (2012)

I was on the fence about whether I was going to see this one until I learned it was directed by Tom Hooper, whose The King’s Speech was stunning.  I thought he would be good choice to bring out the subtly of the characters.  I also knew he could evoke era and it would be…

Of Stairs and Hunchbacks: Paris

Our last day in Paris and the last day of the honeymoon.  We went to Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame first to try to beat the crowds.  There was no one there and we just walked into the church.  It’s quite deceptive — it is beyond enormous inside.   The railing along the…

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