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Canada is opening to vaccinated Americans, but travelers may face 'lengthy delays' as strike looms

Added: 04.08.2021 20:02 | 22 views | 0 comments

Nearly 9,000 Canada Border Services Agency employees are set to begin strikes Friday ahead of Canada's Aug. 9 reopening to vaccinated Americans.

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Tim Graham: Andrew Cuomo, brother Chris and CNN -- the shameless liberal media strikes again

Added: 04.08.2021 12:00 | 10 views | 0 comments

CNN not only hired a Cuomo; they promoted him to prime time based on the Democrat glamour of his family.

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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Huddlestone shares thoughts on Harry Kane situation (Video)

Added: 04.08.2021 11:58 | 5 views | 0 comments


Harry Kane is yet to turn up to pre-season training with Tottenham Hotspur after being scheduled to appear on Monday. Former Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone says it's out of character for the striker to do something like that. 🗣 "The club have all the power."@Huddz8 on Harry Kane wanting to leave Tottenham & missing training ...]

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Ben Brereton: The Stoke-born forward now a sensation in Chile

Added: 04.08.2021 6:07 | 13 views | 0 comments

Blackburn striker Ben Brereton is preparing for the new season after unexpectedly spearheading Chile's Copa America campaign.

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[Ticker] Gaza hit by Israeli airstrikes

Added: 02.08.2021 17:38 | 3 views | 0 comments

Gaza was struck by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) jets on Sunday evening in response to incendiary balloons that had been launched earlier from the strip. The balloons triggered fires in southern Israel. The IDF said the planes hit a Hamas military base. The Israelis also reduced the fishing zone off Gaza by half - from 12 nautical miles to six nautical miles.

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Taliban continue to advance on major cities in Afghanistan

Added: 02.08.2021 4:17 | 12 views | 0 comments

"Kandahar airport was targeted by us because the enemy were using it as a center to conduct air strikes against us," a Taliban spokesperson said.

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Abraham strikes to give Chelsea friendly win over Arsenal

Added: 01.08.2021 18:22 | 9 views | 0 comments


Chelsea enjoyed a positive pre-season outing as they beat London rivals Arsenal 2-1 at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Thomas Tuchel's side took a deserved lead into half-time thanks to a fine finish from Kai Havertz, who had scored the winner in the Champions League final in May. Havertz clipped a clever shot high beyond Bernd ...]

5 Female Antagonists Who Inspired the Creator of KILLING EVE

Added: 31.07.2021 1:45 | 13 views | 0 comments


Female Antagonists Who Inspired the Creator of Killing EveBy , author of and

Luke Jennings Author of Killing Eve Luke Jennings is the author of the memoir Blood Knots, short-listed for the Samuel Johnson and William Hill prizes, and of several novels, including the Booker Prize-nominated Atlantic. His previous book Codename Villanelle is the basis for BBC America’s new TV series Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. As a journalist he has written for The ObserverVanity Fair, the New Yorker and Time.

About the Killing Eve Books by Luke Jennings

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From Chateaux to Battlefields: Walking the Paths My Characters Tread

Added: 31.07.2021 1:45 | 12 views | 0 comments


Next to writing, research is my true love. When I stand in the spaces I want my characters to inhabit, I can feel them and see them and bring their lives and their stories out of my imagination and into the structure of words and sentences.

The Hotel Scribe, Paris

To research The Paris Orphan, I started in Paris at the Hotel Scribe, where Lee Miller stayed during World War II and where Jessica May, my character, also stays. The hotel was used by the U.S. Army as the press office, and the hotel’s exterior is largely unchanged from that time.

Staying in the hotel for several nights allowed me to picture more vividly the scenes in my story set there, to see where Miller’s room was, and the view from her balcony. The hotel is very proud of its association with Miller.

A Chateau in the Champagne Region

From there I had the very difficult(!) job of staying in a chateau just outside Reims in France’s Champagne region, just as D’Arcy does in The Paris Orphan. How I suffer for my art!

It was a wonderful experience because I was able to wallow in the richness and lushness of the area. The extraordinarily bright pumpkins that D’Arcy sees from her window are the pumpkins I saw from my room at the chateau, as is the canal, the maze, the plane trees, the potager—or vegetable garden—and the butterflies. From inside the chateau, the black-and-white-tiled marble floor, the salon de grisailles, the boiserie, and the turret all came from the chateau I stayed at.

Crazy Trees—Les Faux de Verzy

I had heard about Les Faux de Verzy, the dwarf twisted beech trees that feature in The Paris Orphan, before I left for France. I was determined to see them, as they captured my imagination. When I told my kids we were going to spend the afternoon walking through a forest in search of crazy trees, they looked at me as if I was the one who was crazy!

But we had the perfect day. It was a little overcast and dark, haunting, mystical, magical even. We found the trees, and they were like something from myth. We all felt as if we were walking through an enchanted forest. As we left, my kids said to me that doing weird research things with Mummy always ended up being really fun! There was no way I could leave those spectacular trees out of the book.

On to Normandy

I then traveled to Normandy, which was a sobering experience. Standing on Omaha Beach, as Jess does in the book, deeply affected me. The beach is so very wide, and I could see the difficulty that any soldier would have had, jumping out of a vessel on the water, traversing through waves to the ocean’s edge, and then having to forge a way across that vast stretch of sand to safety. Almost impossible. I could feel how Jess might feel, standing there, seventy-odd years ago, a witness to the immense and terrible destruction of human life.

I visited the American Cemetery there, and then drove to Sainte-Mère Église, where there is a museum dedicated to the paratroopers. I knew little about the intricacies of battles and battalions, so seeing a mannequin dressed in a paratrooper’s uniform, plus all of the eighty kilograms of equipment they carried, and studying the maps of their campaigns and victories was hugely helpful in allowing me to better understand Dan Hallworth and what he might have faced.

In the museums of Normandy, I saw a lot of the equipment used by the soldiers and the personal items carried by them, which helped me to recreate life as it could have been: everything from U.S. Army jeeps and tanks, to long-tom guns, packs of Lucky Strikes, ration chocolate, Scott paper, and tins of Marathon foot powder—all of which appear in the book.

I was also able to see the accreditation papers, passport, uniforms, telegrams, diary, and war correspondent badge of Virginia Irwin, one of the female correspondents, at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, England. These were all items Jess would have required, so it was wonderful to view them.

And then it was time to leave Europe and to try to write down the story that was occupying all of my thoughts. It’s my favorite of all of my books. I truly hope you enjoy reading The Paris Orphan as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thank you.

For photographs and more, visit my blog on natashalester.com.au.

No immediate reports of damage after magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia - AP

Added: 30.07.2021 19:25 | 3 views | 0 comments

No immediate reports of damage after magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia - AP

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