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Another Place To Die
by Sam North
Next Great Flu Pandemic is coming.
Are you prepared?
will keep readers in suspense, laced with gritty-gallows humor'
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
Diamonds - The Rush of '72 By Sam
Buy now direct from Lulu.com
terrific piece of storytelling' Historical Novel Society Review
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International Writer's Magazine - Welcome
- August 2007
Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
Last Costa Rican Paradise
name Costa Rica now proves itself to be ironic; a country that was
once so naturally rich, threatens to impoverish itself.
Take your children to the African Lion Safari and the Blackwood
Creek Pioneer Village
Saving Cham Culture
The Kingdom of Champa, originating in the second century AD was
one of the most powerful empires in Indochina
& Italian Politics on the Adriatic Coast
Thomas P. Coppock
My college friend, Mats, and I rode our bikes from Copenhagen to
Thessaloniki, Greece. We had plenty of adventures, but one night
on Italys Adriatic Coast stands out
I am not sure whether you go to Venice for the history, the romance,
the idea you can go everywhere by water or you just want to see
it before it crumbles, but we all have reasons to go there and go
there one must.
Looking up into the sky, it was pitch black, to the east directly,
you see the faded lights of Bissan, the Palestinian town that is
Insights from Tuscany:
the Art of Simplicity
I hear the merry ping of a horn behind me and automatically step
aside; my short stay here has already schooled me in small-town
Emperor's New CDOs
Borok on sub-prime lending
down into bite-sized pieces that even I can understand, this is
how the racket was set up
Intervention in Middle-East
think that it does Iranians a grave disservice to dismiss their
70 million population as Islamic fanatic madmen
Ten Years of Reflections
James Campion Pt
'Know this, as long as this nation is at
war the truth can no longer be considered an absolute'
Dean Borok - real power revealed
amount of money can induce a French woman to go along with the program
if its against her nature
Mezquita and Rabo de Toro
Christian J Perticone
Coming upon the Mezquita with open doors there was little I could
do to resist
Hot Air Balloon Festival: Southwestern adventures - Adee Braun
Today I realize a dream. Perhaps not a lifelong dream, or even a
year-long dream, but maybe a four month long dream ever since the
idea of circus-toned flying objects in a southwestern sky first
lodged itself into my stubborn imagination
The Guns of Central
This bizarre trip, from Havana to San Salvador, took me through
five levels of Central American gun culture
is this treasure trove of wonders: cultural, natural and wild?
North of Quebec City in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of
the belle province.
The Key to Japanese Architecture
word pub is misleading to a foreigner in Japan, misinterpreting
a simple word can take you places you never dreamed of going.
Morro de Sao Paulo
Annie Lalla in Brazil
There are no cars here. You walk everywhere by foot.
All transport of goods is accomplished by wheelbarrows marked
"Taxi" on the side with unintentional humour.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Nicole Trilivas on wanderlust
constantly chasing the dragon. This isnt wanderlust - its
Claire Kulikowski on crossing borders
purposefully purposeless travel, helps a person live better than
they might have otherwise
the Travel Experience
Eric D Lehman on communication skills
friend Ford can boast many of the adventures the rest of us only
Mistakes on the Road Well Travelled
DC on Foot
A new tour of the National Mall
conveys the history that inspired the monuments at a price perfect
for any budget: Free - Ben Hindman
Conan Doyle Collection: New Fiction Prize
Detective: Contemporary or Historical
Young Sherlock Holmes: 14-17 age group
for details: Nov 2007 deadline
Prize £1000 with four runner ups £250 each
Michelle Spring - (The Night Lawyer)
Sam North - (Curse of the Nibelung)
Steven O'Brien - (Dark Hill Dreams)
Neil McCaw - Director of Conan Doyle Collection
In Association with Portsmouth City Council
Quentin Bates - Investigates
thank you for driving carefully through our town sign
disappeared in a cloud of dust kicked up from the dry road as
the inspector put her foot down.
"Its not as if we have to worry about speeding,"
she grinned. As the road climbed, the team from Reykjavík
in the van in front slowed as the mist drifted across the road
and the inspector drummed meaty fingers on the steering wheel.
With the Trees
pushed off from the side of the lake with Jonathans strong
arms and his paddle extended onto the shore line. We paddled
into the center on our way, to cross over, to the other side.
I sat straight with the paddle in my hands grasp.
Are words thrown up, like mines, from relegated sepulchers
in the manner of whispers heavier than the songs of heroes?
Heart break pass, broken dreams and nightmare screams, visions
of some corporate monkey drilling deep into your soul with carbide
Vinegar In The Salad
Nina Bale stood by the window in the office and looked out across
Londons docklands. It was 1987 and it was her year. She
could feel it in her bones,
you have ever wondered why Federico Fellini's film was called
Eight and a Half , the reason is simple. It was the eighth full
film he had directed, till that point, along with a 1Ž2 film credit,
which was his debut effort,
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
Directed by David Yates
A Gemma Ayres review
New thrills and chills....
When to stop reading and start your novel
A profile of three novels and the research behind them
Creative Writing Anthology by
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fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and
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