Thursday, May 12, 2016

Secret Floors

Yes - you can trust your eyes: it's me again. I revive this blog (just for the small notes, without having to look for a matching photograph...)

So: next time I am in London, I will look at a skyscraper with the knowledge, that One Canada Square officially has no Floor 13. (Read it in the Londonist).
And that reminds me that I will read Per Wahlöö again - "Murder on the 31. floor".
(Also a floor that did not exist).

PS: And after that I may plunge into the highest swimming pool in Western Europe... Guess? You find it on the Shard.

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  1. Thanks for the book recommendation!

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  2. Do you know their other crime novels? Normally they wrote as a team - Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö. I met Maj once reading in a bookstore, (he died in 1975). And I do hope that the title I gave (I translated it from the German title) is the same in America (the use of titles is a very strange mysterious business in publishing...)

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  3. Yes, often a book will have different titles in England and in North America. I've heard of the team, but didn't know that Per Wahlöö also published on his own. I'm always up for something Scandinavian, be it a chair or a crime story.

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    1. I love their interior design too, Shawn - and their concept of "hygge". (Come to think of it: I might write about that).

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  4. Dear Brigitta, I looked up the pool on the 52nd floor of the Shangri-la. What a fantastic place for a swim!

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    1. Doesn't it look beautiful, Geo. ? Though when I was on the Shard (as a tourist) it wasn't open yet. And now you have to stay in that hotel to use it - it might be worthwhile to spend one's hard-earned money for a night /splash there :-)

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  5. Yes, often a book will have different titles in England and in North America.

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