Monthly Archives: July 2016

Review: Dark Fire

Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom My rating: 5 of 5 stars Continual suspense Matthew Shardlake has put the nerve-wracking episode of his investigations at Scarnsea Monastery behind him and is living the relatively quiet life of a London lawyer of … Continue reading

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: In Which a Family Holiday Almost Gets Cancelled and My Old Dog is Very Happy

If we were having coffee, I would tell you all about the string of stressful events which eventually led to the happy conclusion of my wife lying on a sunbed by the pool at the Hermes Hotel in Kefalos, Kos. … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Eleven

14th August – Sunday Breakfast of fried eggs, lousy coffee and juice, and toast with guava jam. We walked down the 3 km track to Bahía Tortuga (Turtle Bay). Along the way we saw a few [Darwin’s] finches and lava … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Ten

13th August – Saturday We had to be at the airport by 7.30, so we left El Cafecito at just gone seven. Again we had left some baggage behind, including our boots. Our laundry wasn’t dry, so we took it … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Nine

12th August – Friday We had to get up at 3.45 am for breakfast at four. Having said our goodbyes we headed of back up the river to Coca. Despite all the rain, the water level seemed lower than when … Continue reading

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Eleven Miles – more touching reviews

It fills my heart with pride and joy when I read reviews of my debut novel, Eleven Miles, which tell of the real reflection of life and society in remote African villages. This is exactly what I was trying to … Continue reading

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Ecuador 1994 – Part Eight

11th August – Thursday In the morning we went for another short walk (about 4 hours) through the jungle. We followed the noise of some squirrel monkeys but never caught up with them. Very often we saw tapir tracks but … Continue reading

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