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Telynor's Library, and then some

A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid - Tim Ecott A very entertaining but slight exploration of the role that vanilla has played in modern day life. There are stories of how it's grown and processed, the rather cutthroat trade in vanilla today, and some serious questions. I could have wished that there had been some maps and illustrations included to help flesh out the story, but unfortunately, there wasn't any. Still, anyone interested in the culture of vanilla should find this one worth seeking out. Four stars overall and recommended.

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