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Books and Wales

The following books published by TSL are set in Wales or mention the region. The Adventures of Rhys: About Beatrice There seems to be a growing genre of Welsh writers, or perhaps I’m being...

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South African authors crossing borders

I’ve noticed South African authors are tending to have  books set in multiple countries. Does this reflect the dual (or more) cultural links South Africans have? Zukiswa Wanner –   Lauri Kubuitsile –  ...

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National and International Days – April

Have you noticed that there’s virtually something being commemorated, celebrated, remembered or highlighted every day of the year internationally? Here’s a list for April (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) 1...

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Birthdays

Isn’t it remarkable how things link together? Whilst deciding whether to finish Lionel Shriver’s Post-Birthday World or not, a notification came through from Hillingdon Library on 3 books about birthdays. The latter clearly for...

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National and International Days – March

Have you noticed that there’s virtually something being commemorated, celebrated, remembered or highlighted every day of the year internationally? Here’s a list for March (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) 1...

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Frogs

I like frogs – nearly as much as I do cows and a few other animals, insects and bugs. When I was younger, completely out of character, a friend and I collected a whole...

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Book Settings: Africa

What a wonderful list discovery: historical novels of Africa Africa, the continent, holds a very special place in the TSL fold – not least because both directors were born there. Although heralding from South...

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National and International Days – February

Have you noticed that there’s virtually something being commemorated, celebrated, remembered or highlighted every day of the year internationally? Here’s a list for January (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) 1...

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Donkeys

Donkeys have recently been popping up on my radar and it’s not just to do with Christmas nativity stories. Within a month (Dec 2017/Jan 2018)… John Samson’s A donkey called Oddsock arrived in my...

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Cherry Trees

I recently wrote a review about 3AM Wonder Paranoia and the restless night (Angela Kingston). 3AM is said to be the time in novels and storytelling when things happen in the night. Well I...