Monthly Archives: June 2015

Review: The Great ARC: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named

The Great ARC: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named by John Keay My rating: 4 of 5 stars As a surveyor, I was fascinated by the exploits of my forebears. It is an amazing … Continue reading

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Recent decline in fortune – but still boasting a proud record

On a recent trip to Barcelona, with the European Championship Final just imminent, I was telling one of my local friends about the Scottish football team that I have supported for the past 47 years. Dundee United, The Tangerines, The … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Day 23 (cont’d)

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Originally posted on How the Cookie Crumbles:
Sue and I headed for the bus parked almost in front of a Seven-Eleven Variety Store. We decided, as did the rest of our group, to buy water. A cashier managed to keep…

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Review: May Contain Traces of Magic

May Contain Traces of Magic by Tom Holt My rating: 4 of 5 stars OMG! If I was inclined to say “Oh my God!”, which I am not, I would have said it over a hundred times whilst reading this … Continue reading

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June’s Epitaph

I am spending a few days bringing some of my “Titbits” blog posts to the fore, as my more recent followers may not have dived into that section. Here’s the sixth… My mother, June, was a professional musician who eventually settled … Continue reading

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Thanks – Rock On

Wow! This feels personal to me. It hit home. I have my personal rock. I think everyone does. My wish is that we all find ours.

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Review: Birdsong

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s as if the author is writing from personal experience. The way that the characters and the atmosphere are built by Sebastian Faulks is just amazing! The reader is taken … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Virgin Candidate

I am spending a few days bringing some of my “Titbits” blog posts to the fore, as my more recent followers may not have dived into that section. Here’s the fifth… Local elections: The confessions of a virgin candidate On the … Continue reading

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What NOT to say to a literary agent

Originally posted on A Writer’s Path: JUNE 10, 2015 THERYANLANZ 7 COMMENTS Recently, I attended a lecture hosted by GLAWS, and the guest speaker for the day was literary agent Steve Hutson. I’m sure you can guess the focus of the event. … Continue reading

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Tony’s Toast

I am spending a few days bringing some of my “Titbits” blog posts to the fore, as my more recent followers may not have dived into that section. Here’s the fourth… Explanation This is the speech that I prepared when I … Continue reading

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