This is where one can find the best food in town, the best music, the best wine. But there is something else to the place: it makes one forget, even if for just a few hours, the world outside and its immoderate sorrows. In the centre of the tavern, growing through a cavity in the roof, is a fig tree.
How might things have turned out for them, for America, for the world itself, if Hillary Rodham had really turned down Bill Clinton?
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Helen Millican (BBC Radio Cumbria) will interview M W Craven about his latest novel in the Washington Poe series 'Dead Ground', followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry.
As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better. Hungry traces her story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of Britain's best-loved food writers.
Listening is a valuable - and often neglected - tool for spiritual learning. Talking God invites you to reflect on the personal beliefs many of us hold towards God through listening in on a series of eleven inspiring interviews with people of Christian or 'Jesus-connected' faith.
It's the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help.
His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus? But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn't bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians.
Can The Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?
Operating a railway day in, day out with steam traction was never easy and the fells of north-west England presented an additional, huge natural obstacle. There were the fearsome gradients on the trans-Pennine route up to the 1,370 feet high Stainmore summit, the 15-mile slog of the ‘Long Drag’ from Settle Junction to the boggy wastes of Blea Moor was legendary while the tortuous climb from Oxenholme to Grayrigg was a huge challenge to enginemen. Perhaps the best-known ascent was that up to Shap summit where the constant procession of heavy goods trains required assistance and a railway community was established around the station and shed at Tebay where banking locomotives were available around the clock. Bystanders were transfixed, and terrified, bleating sheep ran for cover as locomotives passed by at walking pace belching smoke high into the moorland air. Using some of the finest action photographs available, this album vividly brings to life the great age of steam in the fells.