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On Being an Artist

“It is just an accident that determines whether an artist becomes musician, painter or writer. All art is based on a desire to communicate, a love of beauty, a need to create order out of disorder.” Patricia Highsmith Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction

The White Tiger and Last Man in Tower

I know very little about India and that’s one of the main reasons why I really enjoy reading Aravind Adiga’s books. The White Tiger drops you bang in the middle of contemporary India – in between city and village life; in between castes and lifestyles. The main character of the […]

Reaching the End

Yesterday I uploaded my book The A to Z of Spanish Culture to the Kindle store. I have been working on this project (for it is more a project than a book) for over one year now, so I do feel some sense of relief at having completed the first […]

Kindle and A Love of Words

At the age of 14, I had the choice of either continuing my education in English, or switching to Spanish. The reason why I took my ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels and not BUP and COU (if you know what I’m talking about, please don’t give away my age!) was my […]

Errant in Iberia.

The Kindle is allowing me to read more books than ever. Finding books has never been easier, although it is easy to get a bit lost amongst all the titles. So I’m really pleased that I managed to find “Errant in Iberia”, written by Ben Curtis, an Englishman who left […]