Order The Repossession
by Sam Hawksmoor Joint winner of The Wirral
'Paperback of the Year'
+ Bronze winner of the
Sussex Amazing Book
'Smart, dark and graceful,
will send chills down your
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International Writer's Magazine: JULY2013 Welcome
Albania - Nation in Transition
Fred C Wilson 111
Albania borders Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece. It's coastline is as long as the country. South Africa-Namibia (Pt 1)
Yearning to return to Cape Town since I left as a naïve, wild and broken-hearted 20 year old in 2003, I finally I made it again... A Bicyle Built for Le Tour
John M Edwards
Whilst house-sitting a 15th-century farmhouse in Gascony, I decided to make a trip to France’s oddest pilgrimage sites Wanuskewin Heritage Park- Saskatoon - Habeeb Salloum
In Wanuskewin, different Indian cultures can offer their rich heritage to others in a spirit of sharing and hospitality Off the beaten track in Jordan’s Tafila
Marwan Asmar The Tafila Governorate in Jordan’s south, 180 kilometer’s from Amman, is a heavenly dream world... Universal Translator John M Edwards follows the heretical ghost of Polish astronomer Nicholaus Copernicus back to : Torun, Poland Journeys with the Caterpillar: Travelling through the mystical islands of Flores and Sumba, Indonesia Shivaji Das - Sacrifices at a funeral in Sumba…
Egypt:Democracy, Religion & The Great Divide
James Campion Egypt is bipolar; the cultural origins of Africa mired in Middle Eastern turmoil; save for a tourism trade with a growing western sense that its potential dangers outweigh its seductive landscape. Grapefruit Circus Blows Through Town + Readers Responses
Florida’s Reality Show Kangaroo Trial Achieves Maximum Effect Have We Got A Deal?
I’ve said all along that the solution for Spain’s political problems is a pact between the conservatives (PP) and the main opposition party, the socialists Meat Uncle
I’m still inspired by the classic arts of seduction, if I only could meet some women who could appreciate that sort of attention. How big a stake does the tax man have in your holiday savings?
Emily Gach Everyone knows that a truly great holiday rarely comes cheap and if you are leaving the UK for sunnier climates abroad the costs can quickly begin to mount up Toxic Gratitude
B J Fischer
True change is rare. When it does happen, it is the result not of gratitude but of discontent.
Sierra Leone Street Kids
On May 26th 2013, Street Child of Sierra Leone hosted its’ second marathon.
Terry is a black man that I had the privilege of working with for a little under two months. Noise that Follows A Quiet Man
I saw the John Ford directed film, “The Quiet Man.” The film’s best scene is the fist fight between John Wayne and Victor Mclaglen... The Barber of Siam
John M. Edwards
The man in front of me was almost completely bald with two bushy fluffs upon either side of his noggin Everything is Disease
First things first; it is official that everything is now a disease Refuting Power
Freedom to criticise is vital and important The Floating Markets of Bangkok
John M. Edwards
Most of the so-called Floating Markets are located on or near the the Chao Phraya River, so they often include fabulously Oriental boat traffic, with almost anything up for sale.
White Moths Fluttering
Above the indentation in the earth, the trees and the underbrush shifted position: all together and at the same time. There was a great sound like the earth heaving Breaking Free
Jude C Perera
I know they are close. I can’t hear them through the din that my heart is making. It feels like it is going to jump out of its preordained location any minute now, the spot where it was meant to me. Freud in the Fridge
A few weeks after the party the Sloops called up and made a big fuss of presenting me with a large arty print rolled tightly inside a long cardboard tube The Eye Sees More
Rage burned like homicide inside me. Those drivers had death coming to them. They were part of the surveillance machine.
Smile Daddy Please!
I was born into the wild of this country. A wilderness of steel wasteland; sky and street shadow me like the white sun, yellow moon, star Hiroshima, moon Nagasaki people, thumbprints trapped on pages of long overdue library books Creating Teen Role Models in the Dystopia
You have to train to be tough A Visit to Berkeley
Tim Holcomb drove around the edge of the UC Berkeley campus until he found parking, then walked back to Sather Gate, He was early... In Nomine Patris
Whenever mother told the story of my father’s death, she reached into her bosom and pulled out a diminutive pewter crucifix which she wore hanging from a silver chain around her neck, and rubbed it between her thumb and index finger
Bowline (at last)
It has been a labour of love, a 25-year labour of love. Many years ago I sat on the schoolbench at navigation college in Iceland, along with a bunch of other aspiring ship’s officers. Plan D by Simon Urban
Sam North review
If you are a compulsive reader of Martin Cruz Smith ‘Arcady Renko’ Moscow Detective series Wolves Eat Dogs, Polar Star etc you are well primed to tackle Simon Urban’s Detective Martin Wegener, disillusioned East German cop in a ‘Socialist Paradise’ circa 2011. The Masque of the Red Death
by Bethany Griffin
Marcel D'Agneau review
Steampunk pastiche goes awry Osaka Elegy -
Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Dan Schneider review Osaka Elegy (Naniwa Erejii) is an early black and white film from the canon of Kenji Mizoguchi, one of the Big Three Film Masters from Japan, along with Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa. Shadow & Bone + Siege and Storm
Orion Books 2013
Sam Hawksmoor review
Two books, disappointing covers, but what a brilliant fantasy duo – that draws on Tolkien, Catherine Fisher, Tolstoy, Russian folktales, but makes it all her own and completely original.
This is compulsive reading.
fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum-Augustus de Morgan