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China through fiction

I have long been intrigued by the China I have met through fiction, from Nobel Prize Winning Novelist Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth, to John Hersey’s A Single Pebble and Jung Chang’s Wild Swans, as distinguished examples. And now I … Continue reading

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Truth and literary fiction?

Today, as I waded through a flood of emails from Books and Writers Groups, I stumbled upon a contribution I’d like to share with you. On a Linked-In discussion group,  Jamaluddin Jamali, wrote: “A ‘Literary Romance’ Shows the Mind of … Continue reading

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Time for Reflection

Time now for a break from my current obsession with The Amazon’s Girdle. Almost all the reviews I’ve seen are five star, which is wonderful, and I am so grateful to everyone who posted on amazon’s website, or on Goodreads. … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Place

Writing can make you new friends in more ways than one. Recently I met novelist Dennis Hamley and discovered we had a number of interests in common, not the least of which was an admiration for A.S. Byatt and her … Continue reading

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Re-connections with Old Friends

Re-connections with Old Friends.

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My Favourite Book

“What is your all-time favourite book?” I asked. We were chatting about reading and writing, as one does. Answers were as varied as the people present: Lord of the Rings, said one; Pride and Prejudice, said another; Compton Mackenzie’s Sinister … Continue reading

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