Monthly Archives: April 2010


Louis Braille

For a recent French assignment, we had to write a brief biography of a famous French person. I chose Louis Braille, and wrote the following: Louis Braille est né le 4 janvier 1809, et est mort le 6 janvier 1852 à l’âge de 43 ans. […]


The Castaways

I must confess that I bought this short novel primarily out of curiosity to read something by the wife of Athol Fugard, South Africa’s best-known playwright. The Castaways is more than able to stand on its own merit, however. The story revolves around a shipwreck […]