(Still on vacation!) Prague Tales (no image available) is a collection of stories written in the mid-nineteenth century by Jan Neruda, and set in Mala Strana, the "old city" neighborhood of Prague. Full of slices-of-life and colorful characters, this was a fun read. Apparently, the Chilean author Pablo Neruda took Neruda's name as his own after reading "The Three Lilies," one of the stories from this collection. The only thing that rubbed the wrong way somewhat was the extremely negative portrayals of the occasional Jewish characters. Commentators generally put this down to Neruda's depicting Mala Strana residents' attitudes, good and bad.