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Another Place To Die
by Sam North
Next Great Flu Pandemic is coming.
Are you prepared?
plausible, and sickeningly addictive, this will terrify
you and thrill you.'. Roxy Williams - Amazon.co.uk
'Fascinating, frightening and compelling read'.
Another Place To Die
Mr Reality Check
Diamonds - The Rush of '72 By Sam North
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terrific piece of storytelling' Historical Novel Society Review
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Politics & Issues
Ways of living
Is the difference
maturity or is it simply the times? Why does the once exciting and
romantic now seem cruel and juvenile?,
Stall after stall of flowers greet me as I enter a chaotic street
in Bhuleshwar, one of Mumbai's oldest markets
Marianne de Nazareth
The Wind Flower Spa and resort, is nestled in the arms of the majestic,
tree covered, Chamundi Hills in Mysore, just 140km from Bangalore.
Messing Around in Mesr
Brian H. Appleton in Egypt
It was so hot that later when we walked through the main
square of Cairo, the asphalt would stick to the soles of our shoes
entire planet is televised, web-cammed, You-Tubed, Google-Earthed,
camera-phoned, amateur-videoed, and 24-hour cable networked. We're
Sketch On A Boarding Pass
Natalie Neville on Cuba
is special. As the Oxford defines the term, special is exceptional
in quality or degree, unusual, out of the ordinary, excelling in
some positive quality, exceptionally good or talented. Cuba is indeed
all of those and a great deal more. Havana
is intoxicating and inspiring and decrepit and soiled...
and Kettle Revelations
does Idaho Senator Larry Craig have to resign? Tell me. You can't
and he doesn't.
I had been to Dubai twice in my life: In 1998 and 2003,
the latter was a harrowing experience.
at the lake
Eric D Lehman
I was sixteen, we hiked up the summer Sierra in the backcountry
Our parents had left us with worried instructions to stick to the
trail. "Dont get lost!
The Blair-Witch Legacy
As the smug Tony heads off into a potential Middle Eastern nuclear
sunset, you are already probably aware that there are a huge number
of similarities between him and Thatcher.
Labor Day in New York City brings back a flood of memories for me.
No Problem Sahib
A first Journey Around India
John A Cook
It's January and after many years wanting to go and a whole two
weeks planning to go, I'm now actually set to go - airplane tickets
Queen of Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico - Doug Bower
I had never been to Tonalá, Jalisco, Mexico, before
Oddities of India
With a Muslim President, Sikh Prime Minister and an Italian-born
Catholic as Head of the largest political party, diversity &
tolerance appear to work hand in hand.
During Ramadan I read the Koran maybe five to six times if I can
Journey To Palawan
Manila, Philippines. I wanted to get out of this big, noisy city.
The personable young woman at the travel agency in Ermita gave me
some important and practical advice.
I used to think hed always be there. His voice rumbling like
a Harley-Davidson engine idling, his red head and freckled white
Block and Tackle
It is often said that two is company. Three however leads you into deep trouble.
If marriage is an institution, then it must be the only one that
celebrates its incarceration each year. It was Guy Blocks
Lucky Was That?
A man tapped an unlit cigarette alongside me, and rattled his
empty glass on the bar. I stretched forward. I was sick of having
to compete for a beer.
I didn't know at the time that I met her, that she would change
my life forever. When I first met her, all I could think to myself,
was Huh? Where did this person come from?
Port Harcourt had been restless for weeks. Reporters from Europe
and the U.S. thronged the international airport at Alu, just a
few miles from the notorious Catch-Fire prison yard where the
renowned environmentalist and fiction writer, Mene, languished
Uncle Pringle and the
I hear you talk about your Uncle Pringle, he said.
He has many connections. I wonder if maybe he
can help me?"
Written and Directed by Michael Davis starring
Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci
Sam North Review
Kiss, Bang, Bang, was smart as a whip and self knowing, Smokin
Aces, was relentless and often funny, despite the inevitable
bloodbath and Bourne Ultimatum was slick like a machine with
dizzying but refreshing cinema verité action photography.
So what the hell is Shoot Em Up?
Heart Of Glass
German filmmaker Werner Herzog is not an artist to be underestimated,
even in his lesser films, like 1976's Heart Of Glass (Herz
Aus Glaus) because his films tend to have a cumulative power,
fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and
little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
in Creative Writing
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