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Emily Gravett

I adore illustrations by Emily Gravett. She’s an English children’s book writer and illustrator who is in her fourties like me. To me her’s is the dream career and her talent is what I admire as opposed to careers where … Continue reading

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A Random Thomas & Ishiguro Post

A Book I like. Ishiguro’s Remain’s of the Day was beautiful as well.  Relished every word. And a book series the kids in my family seem to love.

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David Walliams & Quentin Blake: The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress is a passionate celebration of individuality as this review in the Telegraph reveals. “The theme of the book is that we should all celebrate our differences,” says Walliams, who reckons he wrote 10 different drafts … Continue reading

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Books: Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

I always enjoy a Kurt Vonnegut book. I guess you would classify them as Science-fiction although I never thought of them as such. The language is deceptively simple but the ideas are always deeply profound. I just adore Vonngut’s wit … Continue reading

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Books: Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance & Family Matters

I really enjoyed these two books by Canadian Indian (Parsi) writer Rohinton Mistry. He is one writer who captures the element of nostalgia so brilliantly. The characters are so well drawn that you feel tenderness for them. I do hope … Continue reading

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Books: Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the Clown is a book by Salman Rushdie who won the booker of bookers for Midnight’s Children. This was an almost 400 page book and I took nearly 3 weeks to finish this. Actually I took more than 2 … Continue reading

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Books: Salman Rushdie’s Luka and the Fire of Life

I wanted so much to like this book and I actually found it pleasing from the onstart, but somehow I found myself skimming through in the middle. This is after all a book for children that is meant to appeal … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Stories Filled with Midnight Feasts and Adventures for Girls

As a kid I loved Enid Blyton’s Famous Five – the books and the British TV Show.  Hearing the theme song again sure brings back memories.  George was the character that stuck in my mind. I think even then I … Continue reading

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Profound Sorrow in Beatrice and Virgil

Yann Martel writes about a Okapi that has been stuffed by a taxidermist.  His writing conjured up a magnificent animal in my head.  I soon wondered if such an animal really existed as the narrator claimed.  The magic of google … Continue reading

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Advice from Haruki Murakami

Whenever I don’t feel confident about my writing I think I should read this extract from Murakami. It’s comforting to know that even the most popular writer in Japan has his insecurities. What he says strikes a chord with me. … Continue reading

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