Apart from this Debra has some very interesting reviews of books and is the author of TRYING NEAIRA which is about a courtesan in Ancient Greece and which I have just ordered.
It is going on the top of my Chistmas reading list, just as soon as I finish AN AMERICAN BOY (AN UNPARDONABLE CRIME in the US) by Andrew Taylor. I love this book so much I don't want it to end.
My hair is now purple, terracotta and brown, a bit like leaves on a copper beech that have just started to change colour, and I am very pleased with my hairdresser. I had a very happy and decadent time in their little salon - a whole two hours to admit to not having done a thing for Christmas, though I didn't say why, and the colorist solved all my Christmas present problems - if only I could remember what she said.