The original series "Upstairs, Downstairs" began in the 1970's and ran to 68 episodes over five years. It chronicled the life of the wealthy politician Richard Bellamy, his wife Lady Marjorie and their family upstairs at 165 Eaton Place, Belgravia, London, as well as the life downstairs of the many servants required to run the fashionable townhouse. The series began as the idea of two famous British actresses, Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh. Ms.
June was a busy month for our members, so much so we had to cancel our meeting, so for July we will finish discussing Drums of Autumn and begin discussing Fiery Cross, both by Diana Gabaldon. We will meet on Monday, July 11 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room. If you are a fan of Clare and Jamie's, join us. If you are an ardent Jane Austen fan, join us as well. We never tire of discussing our favorite author and her seminal works.
June 21/2011 Jane M. DeBano
June 1/2011 Jane M.
Hoorah – my favorite hard-boiled NY PI, Matthew Scudder, is back in the latest entry from Lawrence Block – “A Drop of the Hard Stuff.” I should state that Matt is not as hard-boiled since he quit drinking, and the struggle to do so is partly chronicled in this book. This is sort of a prequel as it opens with Matt sitting with his old friend Mick Ballou and reminiscing about the past, when Matt was still shy of a year sober. He had met with an old childhood acquaintance turned criminal at an AA meeting. His now-sober friend, Jack Ellery, is working on the 12 steps of