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Expensive as the Dickens!

by Suzanne Calvin

I’ve never heard Charles Dickens, the prolific 19th century British literary superstar, described as a “picky” sort of fellow.  Little did I know.  The BBC News is reporting that a high-tech toothpick that belonged to the author of “A Christmas Carol” has been sold at auction in New York City for nearly 10 thousand dollars. […]

Crossing Da Ponte

by Suzanne Calvin

This afternoon marked the first thrilling installment of “Suzanne’s Book Club,” brought to you courtesy of Barnes & Noble Booksellers Prestonwood Center (5301 Beltline, Dallas) and we had a wonderful, attentive and enthusiastic crowd of opera lovers who had gathered to discuss this month’s selection: “The Librettist of Venice: The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da […]