Novels in Translation, Nevada Road Trips, Nautical Terms & More: Endnotes 21 February
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Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the Phyrne Fisher movie, mid-century Gothic novels, Miss Havisham, Indian root bridges, the downside of solo travel, and more.

Novels in Translation, Nevada Road Trips, Nautical Terms & More: Endnotes 21 February

Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the Phyrne Fisher movie, mid-century Gothic novels, Miss Havisham, Indian root bridges, the downside of solo travel, and more. {more}

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