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The International Writer's Magazine: Our 12th Year - February 2011 - Welcome
Travel stories
Politics & Comment
Ways of living

Guilt Free Glutony
Walking & Wine in Montepulciano
Aaron Millar

Southern Tuscany is undoubtedly one of the most gastronomically satisfying places on earth. 

First 24 Hours in China
Fiona Marion
Between the four of us, we carried a year's worth of goods through the narrow, lively streets of old Hong Kong.
Jodhpur; City Of Surprises
David Russell

In search of a good meal
The most luxurious train in the world?
Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger

From Cape Town to Pretoria in style

Riyadh Sketches
Marwan Asmar

There is a feeling of dilettantism expressed in its urbanism sprawl, society and structure.

Learning to Love Toronto
Tabytha Towe
I have clearly gone well over my expected time limit of living in Toronto. By March 2011, it will mark my two-year residency here

Made in Madeira
John M Edwards

Madeira is not only an island and a drink, but also  a state of mind, John M. Edwards discovers on a serendipitous bar crawl through what he initially deemed mere fortified “cooking” wines

The Real Truth…About the World’s Beachfronts
Around 7500 hotels can be found on nearly 1600 beaches in just over 110 countries according to a newly launched on-line tool for holidaymakers - The Beachfront Club

Glo-America on Parade
James Campion

The Oscars is the only award show worth watching, an annual fury of unchecked wagering (some larger than others) on the outcomes of Best Costume, Most Likely to Gaffer or some such.
Enemy of the People
Marwan Asmar

Bloodshed and violence against Libyan civilians by Mommar Al Qaddafi going after his own people in a desperate bid to stay in power
Let The Games Begin!
Dean Borok

Massachusetts Republican senator Scott Brown, who won temporary rights to Edward Kennedy’s old seat last year in a close by-election, is up for re-election next year for a full six year term
While You're Away
Tips For A Pending Federal Government Shutdown
James Campion

Alternative plans to successfully piggyback a 2011 federal government shutdown
Unkiss The Austerity
Jerry Cunningham

Wall Street and London have us rubbing our national eyes over the new word that the banksters have oozed out of insatiable, intestinal worm machine: “austerity”
Strains of Paradise
Oluwatobi Odetola

My finger tips are hurting. Here I’m – thousands of miles away from my roots – staring at this white mountain made of snow

The Revolution Train
Marwan Asmar

Protests are creating a cyclone of turbulence from Morocco, Algeria, to Libya, Jordan, Yemen and Bahrain.

Adventures in Real Estate Fiction
Sam North

So I was at the Society of Children’s Writers social the other day where I met several American writers in an extremely noisy Wetherspoons in London.
A Dr Johnson Moment
Nichol Wilmor
It is a wet, unwelcoming evening. I have been invited to a dictionary launch at Dr Johnson’s House in Gough Square, north of Fleet Street, and am wondering whether or not to go
Where the Clear Creek Narrows
Michael Chacko Daniels

I try to get a glimpse of Pheneger Creek coursing among the giant trees of California’s central coast on Highway One
Fleeting Moments
Kathleen Radigan

When you see red paint on a piece of paper, or a trace of lingering emotion that someone was struggling to keep hidden crawl across their face.
In the heart of the Hindu universe
Mark Hutchinson

Uma Shankar was the only person in the whole train station who was not sweating aggressively
What Makes a Polyglot?  (Part 2)
Antonio Graceffo
What do Polyglots think?
Detoxing Nigeria's Voting System Adewale Akande
This is the best time to detoxify a nation that has been keeping inbalances on the mind, body and spirit of its populace for a very long time.
Meeting Elvis in Vietnam
David Calleja

When an elephant’s name is inspired by the legendary Elvis Presley, you can’t help falling in love with the beast
Reforms at Last in Spain
James Skinner

An historical background to Spanish Economic woe

REVIEWS Film & Books
The Trampoline
Russell Helms

It’s like the road is a pliable board unfurled across the blinking hills. The day is Tuesday and Thomas drives the minivan in Tuesday fashion

Abigail George

She frustrates me like a blue fly I cannot swat, gut or trap
Chris Castle

He sat outside the house in a broken old garden chair, once white now something else. He poured orange juice, watched the sun lowering but holding warm.

True Love Back
Benja Allen

The key isn't doing its job. Again. Keep it turned to the right and pull the door to you, the janitor had said. Pull hard, but not too hard, he'd say
A Rainy Day
Piotr Wesolows
It rained in Jerusalem. It rained in Bethlehem. It snowed somewhere in the mountains across the Sinai; for the rest  … just scattered flurries.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Sam Hawksmoor review

In Delirium we live in a future United States where love is a disease in need of a cure – which sounds a lot like the Taliban took over and may yet happen of course. 
Published: 03/02/2011
The Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith
Sam Hawksmoor review

I admit I am a long serving fan of Renko, a cop in constant threat of dismissal, his brilliant record of solving crimes worthless in a country were corruption is the norm and no one actually wants crimes solved.
The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy by Adam Tooze
Nick Lewandowski review
Tooze’s mammoth dissection of Nazi Germany’s economy, The Wages of Destruction, is not for the faint of heart...
From Page to Screen: a few vexed issues to ponder upon while chewing your popcorn - Chris Mills
I have wanted to have a go at writing something about film and television adaptations of books for a while, but the subject is quite large and unwieldy to get to grips with easily and to do justice.
Jackie Mason
Dean Borok - an appreciation
Why is it that Oprah Winfrey has got billions of dollars, millions of adoring admirers and her own television network, while Jackie Mason can only claim a handful of Staten Island garbage collectors as his fan base

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
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