Category Archives: reading

Hello again

It’s been far too long since I wrote anything here and I apologise to anyone who might have been wondering what I’ve been up to in the past year and a half. Briefly, like that of most people, my life … Continue reading

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Reading group? Listen up!

If you’re a member of a reading group, or would like to set one up, or know anyone who’s already a member of a reading group, or think your next-door neighbour may once have belonged to a reading group, or … Continue reading

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French Lesson

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A Christmas suggestion

Books. Because a scented candle never changed anybody’s life……

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Remember: no Salt, no flavour

Dithering about what to buy people for Christmas? I know times are hard, but, let’s face it, what are friends and family worth? Something between a fiver and £14.99, with a 33% discount? I guessed as much. So all you … Continue reading

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Scent of Cinnamon launch

Well, after a heated Facebook debate on what to wear, I decided to do sober but casual, as befits the Aula Magna Regina of John Cabot University. Carlos Dews, writer, friend and professor of English Language and Literature at JCU, … Continue reading

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According to today’s Repubblica, sales of the Economist around the Italian parliament buildings have plummeted since Berlusconi returned to power. I wonder why. The new deputies and senators aren’t buying the Financial Times or the Wall Street Journal either. Maybe … Continue reading

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Days in England

What I should be doing now is telling you all about my last week in England, as I promised. And since should is the governess of will, to coin a phrase, that’s exactly what I’ll do. It all started off … Continue reading

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Ride The Word III

More about this later. Pazienza…

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Summer reading

If you’d like to know my views on holiday reading – and let’s face it, who wouldn’t? – you can find them on the Picador blog by clicking here. (I thought it might be nice to illustrate this post with … Continue reading

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