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January 11th, 2008, 07:00
A bit further along in Captain Alatriste—Perez-Reverte is really an engaging writer—short example below if interested—(to set the scene, Alatriste is in The Tavern of the Turk, run by his benefactress a former prostitute who has taken him under her wing, drinking with his cronies—a lawyer, a Jesuit priest , and a poet in and out of political favor):

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'Kay sorry all—back to my reading.

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