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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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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

An unexpected urge to search my bookshelves for old friends has recently taken hold, and I have found myself enthralled. How glad I am that we have, to a large extent, ignored advice from well-wishers to “send all those books … Continue reading

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My Favourite Book

My Favourite Book.

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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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