Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President, by Robert J. Rayback, was the most popular book with visitors to this website during 2017.
Diego : Mentir est toujours une sottise.
Nada : Non, c’est une politique.
Albert Camus , L’État de siège.
Agostino Steffani (1653-1728)
DUETS OF LOVE AND PASSION
Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Emőke Baráth, soprano; Colin Balzer, tenor; Christian Immler, baritone; Boston Early Music Chamber Ensemble.
I very much enjoyed the performance at Jordan Hall in Boston last Friday and was happy to be able to buy the compact-disc recording while I was there. I have not seen the recording listed yet at Amazon in the United States, but it has already been released in Germany (amazon.de) and is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2017 (amazon.co.uk).
UPDATE: As of November 3 it is at amazon.com.
The Witches’ Tree: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, by M. C. Beaton
If you’ve read the previous 27 books in the Agatha Raisin series, then you’ll want to read this one, although it is not one of the better books in the series. It is a pleasant read, but it falls short of being a page-turner. A few people are killed, for no immediately apparent reason, and ultimately it is revealed who did the killing. Throughout the book there remains the question whether the friendship between Charles and Agatha will ever lead to a marriage. The story chugs along without much that amounts to a plot. I would not recommend the book to one who has not read the previous books in the series.