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    There's more to Enrico Bruni's opera La Forza dell'Amore (The Power of Love) than the famous Stammi vicino. A noted authority offers a quick synopsis, with a few gossipy digressions along the way.

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    No one disturbs the prima donna when she's warming up. No one except Mlle D'Armilly.

    For the ladiesbingo prompt 'Artist'

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    Sooner or later the day will come when one of the triplets does some simple arithmetic. Yuuko can't help preparing for that day.

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    'One didn't, in 1959. One simply didn't.'

    But one might do it today. Harriet and Lalla, both long retired, have their own thoughts on the surprising scenes at the Cup of China.

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    The Duchess of Olmeda admired Princess Osra; she pitied Princess Osra; she despised Princess Osra.

    And she loved Princess Osra.

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    Some extracts from the dramatick notebooks of Miss A., the early period of her career.

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    Writing and editing go hand in hand. Art.

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    Prima ballerina Galina Simonova has returned in triumph to her native Russia from the Brazilian tour. Masha Repin, pretender to her crown, calls to congratulate her.

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    Madame Vastra has to sort out a little disturbance in the Solent. For the ladiesbingo prompt 'Island'

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    'You're very kind,' I said. 'Most people would have sent me on my way – or at the very least called a taxi.'

    'It's no night to be outside,' my hostess said gravely.

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    If Louise can't sing, and Eugénie won't sing, the future looks bleak for the two runaways.

    For the ladiesbingo prompt "The Theatre"

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    Actually, Isobel supposed, chasing Zoe into the twenty-first century was exactly what she was doing; just not fast enough ever to catch her.
    (Rated T for one instance of strong language)

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    Amy reflects on a rather unorthodox collection of Mother's Day cards

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    Paris was never home. I wished it could be. I wanted to belong. Before that, though, I wanted to live.

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    Two years have passed since the events of The Blood of the Hentzaus. Maria Hentzau is dead. Georg is on the throne of Ruritania. And Elisabeth von Tarlenheim is bored.

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    1892, and the famous consulting detective Madame Vastra is summoned to Devon to investigate a mysterious death. Her faithful companion Jenny Flint accompanies her. Sea air and sea bathing are said to be very good for the nerves. Perhaps that's just as well.

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    The last battle is fought and lost.

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    Ship shows me all of them.

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    Messala is dying. Or is he?

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    Two intrepid picnickers return to retrieve their lost basket. It isn't quite how they left it.

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