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Chickens Eat Pasta : Escape To Umbria

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Title: Chickens Eat Pasta : Escape To Umbria
Author: Clare Pedrick
Genre: Autobiography, Memoirs
Pages: 225
Publisher: Matador

Rating: 3.7/5

This book is an autobiography of the author, Clare Pedrick. Now, I don't usually read autobiographies; it is not my cup of tea but this one particularly interested me. The title is catchy enough but other than that, the mere mention of Italy, particularly the rural side, made me want to read it.

Just out of a relationship, the author is looking for a change from her boring routine in England. She watches a chicken eating spaghetti on TV (hence the title) and when in the newspaper she finds Italian properties for sale, she decides to move to the village, Umbria, in Italy. She resigns her job and travels to Italy. She buys a ruin of a house there and goes on to develop it. The book talks about the challenges she faces as an outsider while renovating her house and how she deals with the rural Italian people. Although…

Murder In The Mews

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Title: Murder In The Mews
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery, Murder
Pages: 378
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN-13: 9780007299812

Rating: 4/5

It is time for another Agatha Christie book review. Murder in the Mews is a collection of four short stories, all featuring my most favorite detective Hercule Poirot. So without further ado, let's get down to business.

Murder in The Mews is the name of the first story. Poirot is faced with a murder which appears as a suicide but, is it really? A woman is found dead inside her room, of which the door and window are locked from the inside. But Poirot is sure it isn't what it looks like. The second story is called The Incredible Theft where Poirot is summoned to investigate a matter of stolen military documents linked to a possible ghost sighting. Not believing the ghost part one bit, he gets down to what he does best. Dead Man's Mirror is a tale where a murder takes place the moment Poirot arrives on scene. But among all t…