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  • The Rockford Files

    Lighting Candles

    I cannot remember when I first met Mary Ann Aiello. I know, of course, that it had to have been sometime after I moved to Rockford in the last week of 1995, and I suspect that it may have been another three or four years later.

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    Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited is not a novel for the faint of heart. This sumptuously ornate invocation of an aristocratic world receding ineluctably into a fabled past gives many the shivers. Some tingle with thwarted longing;...

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