Ex Libris: Jamaica Inn

“It was a cold grey day in late November. The weather had changed…
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Ex Libris: No Beast So Fierce

As far as land animals are concerned, no predator is fiercer than the…
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What’s in a Name?

While many Columbia streets were named for a historically significant event or, more…
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Ex Libris: West with the Night

Some books, like a gripping thriller or a chilling murder mystery, are meant…
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The Illustrious Mrs. McCord

In a letter to Preston Powers in 1878, Louisa McCord lamented that her…
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Ex Libris: In Dogs We Trust

When I was a child, my love for dog literature could be described…
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Lettered Olive

Finding unique shells on a beach is a wondrous experience. Young and mature…
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White Lightning

The old Model T Ford sped down the ridge, headlights switched off, with…
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Ex Libris: The Alchemist

Knowing nothing about The Alchemist, I assumed this well-loved novel ran along the…
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Hazel’s House

Many people have told stories about the Sunset Lodge in Georgetown, South Carolina,…
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Ex Libris: The Swamp Fox

After the French pledged formal allegiance to the United States and officially recognized…
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Antebellum Ghost Gardens

ost Columbians know about Gov. Wade Hampton’s “Millwood” and the ruined colonnade of…
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