A Line in the Sand by James Barr #BookReview

A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East

In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean to the Persian frontier. Territory north of that stark line would go to France; land south of it, to Britain. The creation of Britain’s ‘mandates’ of Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq, and France’s in Lebanon and Syria, made the two …

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5 Great Reasons to Learn French

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As you guys know, I am in love with languages in general, and some of them in particular. I have studied French in school for many years, and recently I wanted to rekindle that knowledge. And I wanted to remind myself why French is such a great language to know. And I want to share those reasons with you. Of course, there are other reasons as well, but these are some of my favorites. Here we go: 1. French is a beautiful language Just listen to it. 🙂 It’s simple. Now really, it had an amazing pronunciation and sound even …

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This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell #Review

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A very interesting book I must say. This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell was not what I was expecting, but then again I am not sure what I was expecting. It’s a book of stories. Of lives that intertwine and connect and that affect each other along the way. It’s a story of traveling across the pond searching for something and finding something totally unexpected. A very interesting insight into people’s lives and the way they perceive events and people around them. We learn about divorce and the toll it has on people. Families and the way they …

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