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Place To Die
by Sam North
plausible, and sickeningly addictive, this will terrify you
and thrill you.'
Roxy Williams - Amazon.co.uk
Diamonds - The Rush of '72 By Sam
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terrific piece of storytelling' Historical Novel Society Review
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International Writer's Magazine - March 2008 -
Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
of Samos - Part I
Brian H. Appleton
'68 I started spending summers in Samos. I fell in love with that
Budapest & Nagymama
They say Budapest is most beautiful at night, but its
a tough call. I was sitting on a ledge on the west side of the Danube
River overlooking it all.
Through Foreign Eyes
Noor Al Saleh
since I started working in the Petra National Trust I came to realize
that it is not easy to get people interested in supporting an organization
that preserves a heritage site.
Barack Obama's Bold Sonnet To Our Bitter Demons & Better Angels
The Democrats are Burning
unabated immolation of the Democratic Party has now officially
become a raging firestorm.
Emperor's New Factory Girl
The Madam Shoo-In Jive Express - James Campion
is only one book ever written worth a damn on the subject of politics,
The slogan for Bangladesh is, Come to Bangladesh
before the tourists do. In fact, there may be time yet, theyve
had the same slogan for over 10 years
I Ought to be as a Writer
I cant predict anything, all I can do is love the words on
the page and the language
It and I
I dont know how I ever lived without It. I think back to when
I was so alone, without even the sound of its beautiful tone
Leela Solomon - No one can say that the media forgot Womens'
Marianne de Nazareth
Just a 20 minute drive out of Secunderabad, in South
India, the Alankrita resort on the Shameerpet Road is a haven
for Indian antique lovers and connoisseurs of Indian cuisine.
Very Good Day
Tyrel Nelson in Ecuador
the few days leading up to our first Christmas in Ecuador, my
next-door neighbor, Juan José asked us to fish with him
in El Cajas National Park, we couldn't refuse
Marianne de Nazareth
What strikes a visitor to this twin city of Hyderabad
and Secunderabad is its sense of history
India by Bus
missed several buses before I learned that tickets are not purchased
from a ticket booth but from an un-uniformed ticket seller who
leans out the bus door
Chiang Mai and Sleep
on a train is a most discombobulating experience. I think I woke
up more times than I actually fell asleep.
you can only visit one place in Ecuador, it has to be Baños,
Town Crap - Part Two
Getting Established for Acceptance
You are willing to take the
risk of being rejected, and dont mind if you are shunned
and isolated. Or you are confident you can play by the rules well
enough to fit in and be accepted
On To Illusions
I explained to her how fear is
an illusion of the mind, even though it be a persistent one
Elastic Always Gives Up
I had gathered up a garment bag of clothing and shoes for my friend
and neighbor who had wrecked her car.
Country for Aches and Pains
Many people, when they retire
take up a new hobby, or they go back to college to study
Science & the Problem of Time Travel
Does the concept of time travel
belong solely to the realm of science fiction or is it a possibility?
Dr. Claudia K. Grinnell
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz: Web 2.0
What is web 2.0? Many people ask about the meaning of this new
buzzword. Is it a bubble or hype in the style of the "new
economy" of the last century?
Got Rolled and Clobbered by a Lead Pipe in a Back Alleyway and Woke
Up in the Cargohold of Some Ship Bound for Havana
Majestic Camphor Shadows
fox watching moths in moonlight
I think I could have found my way to Mitaka by myself.
I had found my way to the Sagano Forest in Kyoto
in the Room
If you want to feel a King or a Queen, try riding an
elephant. Nothing is more majestic than cruising through the rainforest
atop this epic beast
you drop me in a junction and ask me to find out the way on my own,
I would naturally take the wrong direction! It's on my destiny.
Today's Technology &
When I retired as Honorary British Consul I lost my fax machine,
my high speed digital line, my mobile phone and my PC. Now I had
to start over
free in Spain
There is a small village in the mountains west of Madrid that has
been transformed into an English speaking enclave called Vaughan
Man in the Orange Suit
The driveway winded and twisted through hills and pine.
A mile up the driveway stood a shack surrounded by hundreds of destroyed
Nothing belonged to him. Only the dry mouth from the
shots at The Sky Bar on York last night...
Life is defined by light and shadow
voice boomed, filling the large empty echo of the front of the photographers
Summer Super Time Ra-Ra-Ra
summer has been the best summer ever...
Ekland and Me
The world is void of mass cynicism and instant gratification, of
needless complexity and lingering apathy.
Like Satan, she was known by many names, all of which related
to that most alluring and reviled aspect of the female form
morning, nine a.m., I tremble as I pass through the long, cold corridors,
the acrid smell clinging to the inside of my nostrils
(excerpt from A Symphony of Fear) Dean Borok
Paulette regarded herself critically in the full-length mirror
of her bedroom, still trying to decide if it was absolutely essential
for her lingerie to match her street clothes.
& Theatre Reviews
Director - Doug Liman
Despite its intriguing premise Jumper seems to fall flat on
its face in many key areas.
- A Contemporary Classic Directed By; Aml Ameen
A film deserving of being recognised as one of the great contemporary
commentaries of our current times.
Developed by Criterionfor EA
Jack Clarkson review
Burnout is about speed and pushing your reflexes
to fighter pilot levels
History Boys by Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett's style of writing is as topical as ever
Juan Muytado cursed them; they, who had left him here in this
wasteland, alone in hell
of Iron by Catherine King.
Set in the Yorkshire South Riding during the Industrial
Revolution, the story takes place amongst the canals and barges
that keep the iron trade flowing.
Of A Chav: Too Cool for School by Grace Dent
Rebecca Wass review
'Enjoyable and fast paced tale'
of Shiraz Bailey Wood
Paris Chic & Trendy
by Adrienne Ribes-Tiphaine
(The Little Bookroom)
Tiffany Lee review
Paris Chic & Trendy is the ultimate handbag sized, fashionista
Trails by Martin Li
Review by Lisa Timmermann
A fascinating and engaging study of Bolivian and Peruvian culture
and history, Inca Trails narrates the authors
journey through the former birthplace and short-lived empire of
The Last Vampire,
Red Dice & Phantom
By Christopher Pike
The Last Vampire is a series charting the adventures of Sita,
a kick-ass five thousand year old vampire with an attitude. A
high octane, gripping novel
Place to Die by Sam North
Stunning, scarily feasible, and extremely engrossing throughout,
I am Spartapuss by
I am Spartapuss is quite squarely aimed at children. It is
also entrancing and highly amusing.
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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