Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Trip Fiction is a brilliantly conceived site that puts together two of my passions: books and travel. Its strap line is “See a location through an author’s eyes”, and it works like this. You click on a city and up pops a list … Continue reading

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The Slave House

In 1978, I moved to Portugal to work as a teacher of English for a private language school in a coastal town south of Lisbon called Setúbal. It wasn’t an easy time for me. I was 24, single, unqualified apart … Continue reading

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